Comcast getting aggressive with WiFi in the Northeast

Comcast is moving faster when it comes to rolling out WiFi hotspots in the Northeast. The cable operator Monday announced it had introduced Xfinity WiFi in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware.

Comcast already has a WiFi roaming deal with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable to give its New York customers free WiFi access. It's unclear whether the cable operator will roll out WiFi in its other major markets, which include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Seattle. However, Comcast customers from other markets traveling to its Northeast markets where WiFi is available can use the hotspots, Comcast said.

Comcast now has about 2,000 wireless hotspots with 1,000 more going to its announced Northeast rollout.

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