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Comcast cues up free Wi-Fi hotspots in Philly area during Olympic Games

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 12:31pm
Mike Robuck

Comcast has opened up access to indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi hotspots for non-subscribers in Philadelphia and  parts of New Jersey and Delaware for the duration of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

 Users can look for “xfinitywifi” on their wireless devices and follow the onscreen prompts to begin their Wi-Fi sessions. In addition to its own subscribers, the free access to Comcast’s Wi-Fi hotspots is also available to non-subscribers. For non-customers, they can connect to the xfinitywifi SSID and follow the prompts on the Xfinity WiFi sign-in page for non-customers and will then get access to the complimentary session. If they want to use Xfinity WiFi again, they simply connect for an additional session.  

 The live, streaming video can be accessed from Comcast-owned NBCOlympics.com once users are signed in. 

 “This is an exciting time of year and we’re pleased to offer anyone who has a wireless device in this region, complimentary access to Xfinity WiFi hotspots so they can catch their favorite athletes and sports even if they’re on the go,” said Sean Brushett, vice president of sales and marketing for Comcast’s Freedom Region. “Comcast offers the nation’s fastest Internet speeds and we’ve added thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots in Philadelphia and beyond so people can enjoy a fast wireless Internet experience outside the home, whether they’re watching live Olympics coverage at NBCOlympics.com, working, streaming TV shows and movies, posting photos, playing online games or chatting with friends.”

 Xfinity WiFi has been launched throughout the greater Philadelphia area and its suburbs in addition to areas of New Jersey and Delaware.

 In Philadelphia, Xfinity WiFi hotspots are located in numerous places including shopping districts, in SEPTA train stations and on platforms, near parks and hospitals and in sport and entertainment venues like the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!

 In New Jersey, Xfinity WiFi is available in numerous shore towns as well as other areas from Union to Cape May, including: Berkeley Heights, Livingston, Long Branch, Montclair, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Red Bank, Rumson, Summit, Trenton and others.  WiFi access is also available to N.J. Transit passengers at stations throughout northern New Jersey. 

 In addition, Comcast’s previously announced roaming agreements with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable provide additional Wi-Fi access in the Greater New York Tri-State area also for no additional fee. 

 The Summer Olympic Games get underway Friday with the opening ceremony and run through Aug. 12.

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