Comcast recently announced that it installed new Xfinity WiFi hotspots in outdoor locations surrounding the Pullman Historic District and West Pullman Industrial Park in Chicago. Four years ago, Comcast launched its Xfinity WiFi network and since then has installed around 10,000 hotspots in businesses, homes and outdoor locations throughout Chicago’s Pullman and West Pullman neighborhoods – and more than 1 million in Illinois and nearly 15 million nationwide.
“People use the Internet on the go all the time, but wireless data plans can be expensive, and megabytes can add up quickly,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s regional senior vice president. “Our goal in building the Xfinity WiFi network is to provide a seamless WiFi experience for area residents, businesses and visitors.”
Xfinity high-speed internet customers can use WiFi to stream their favorite TV shows, movies and other content on their laptops and Android and iOS devices on the go. The Xfinity WiFi network is available to Xfinity high-speed internet customers at no additional charge. Comcast offers non-customers two free one-hour Xfinity WiFi sessions per month.
“The addition of WiFi hotspots in Pullman will provide businesses, visitors and residents with greater access to the information that will attract more people to the community and improve people’s lives, including job opportunities, health advice and more,” said Chicago 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale.
“Comcast’s investment demonstrates Pullman is recognized as a place where new ideas and technology can flourish,” added Alderman Beale.
How to find Xfinity WiFi hotspots
Comcast developed the Xfinity WiFi app for Android and iOS devices to help customers locate hotspots near them. Customers also can visit www.xfinity.com/WiFi to locate hotspots and learn more about Xfinity WiFi. To access Xfinity WiFi hotspots, customers should select “xfinitywifi” or “CableWiFi” from the list of available WiFi networks on their computers or mobile devices. Once customers login to either of these networks, they’ll be connected automatically the next time they’re in range.
For more information, call 1-800-XFINITY or visit www.xfinity.com/WiFi.
Additional recent Xfinity Internet upgrades
Comcast continually upgrades its high-speed Internet service in an effort to provide more and more value to customers. In August, Comcast launched the Chicago area trial of a new Internet service that delivers speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per second (Gbps) to customers over its existing network infrastructure. Comcast already offers businesses in locations across the region Internet speeds of up to 100 Gbps and in 2015 launched Gigabit Pro, a 2 Gbps fiber-based residential Internet service that’s available to about 2.4 million homes in the Greater Chicago Region, which spans Illinois, northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan.
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