Comcast Opens Wi-Fi Hotspots to Help People Stay Connected During Windstorm in Western Washington and Spokane County

More than 20,000 XFINITY Wi-Fi hotspots available throughout parts of Washington State

In anticipation of continued severe weather this afternoon and evening, Comcast is doing its part to help keep people connected and to assist first responders. This morning Comcast opened to the public, free of charge, its extensive  XFINITY WiFi outdoor hotspot network throughout its Western Washington footprint with the exception of Cowlitz and Clark counties, and in the Spokane metro area. This network consists of thousands of XFINITY WiFi hotspots where anyone with a WiFi enabled device will be able to get online – allowing them to stay connected with loved ones, stay abreast of weather forecasts and even stay up to date with the latest sports scores. As long as a hotspot location has power, it will be available to anyone.

Normally, the XFINITY WiFi hotspots are available on an unlimited basis to Xfinity customers and for two hours every month to non-customers. In Washington, the network consists of over 20,000 outdoor hotspot locations.

For a map of XFINITY WiFi hotspots, located in places such as shopping districts, parks and businesses, please visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Then, follow the instructions below to get connected.

  • Search for a hot spot by zip code or city.
  • Once at a hotspot, select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots on your device and then launch a browser.
  • XFINITY Internet customers can sign in with their username and password, and will be automatically connected at XFINITY WiFi hotspots in the future.
  • Non-XFINITY Internet subscribers should visit the “Not an XFINITY Internet Customer” section on the sign in page to get started. Non-customers will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every 2 hours.
  • This video demonstrates how to sign into an Xfinity WiFi Hotspot.

Click here to learn more about how Comcast prepares for severe weather events.

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