Comcast lights up 2,500 Wi-Fi hotspots in New England

Cable operator Comcast switched on almost 2,500 Wi-Fi hotspots throughout eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, where it is offering free Xfinity WiFi service to its data subscribers.

The highest density of hotspots is in Boston, Brookline and Cambridge, Mass., said the Patriot-Ledger. Service is also available at hotspots located in communities from Cape Cod, Mass. to Portsmouth, N.H.

The 2,500 hotspots include freestanding hotspots and hotspots in small to medium-size businesses that have Comcast Business Class services with a Wi-Fi hotspot, according to CED.

Comcast customers can sign on to use the service whenever they see "xfinitywifi" on the list of available networks on their wireless devices. Comcast offers Xfinity WiFi at thousands of outdoor and indoor Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the greater Boston area, the greater Philadelphia area and its suburbs, plus areas of New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.

Comcast is part of the CableWiFi roaming partnership, which was announced in May and also includes fellow cable operators Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications and Bright House Networks.

For more:
- see this Patriot Ledger article
-- see this CED article

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