WASHINGTON and PHILADELPHIA, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast, a global media and technology company, today announced that its Xfinity WiFi service is now available in the Washington, D.C. area. For no additional charge to Xfinity Internet residential customers, Xfinity WiFi provides fast wireless Internet access at key locations where customers spend time working, commuting, shopping, dining and socializing – including parks, shopping districts, schools, small businesses and more. Comcast is also providing non-Xfinity Internet customers an opportunity to access the service for free through Thursday, July 4.
Xfinity WiFi is available in nearly 3,800 hotspots in the District of Columbia in and around the following areas: Adams Morgan, Capitol Hill, Chinatown, Dupont Circle, Eastern Market, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown and the U Street Corridor. The service is also available in locations surrounding the metropolitan areas of Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring in Maryland as well as Arlington, Old Town Alexandria, Reston, Manassas and Woodbridge in Virginia.
"Our customers continue to look for ways to communicate and access their entertainment with wireless devices, including the tens of thousands of TV shows and movies available on Xfinity TV platforms," said Alan Clairmont, Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Comcast. "Xfinity WiFi gives our customers free access to thousands of hotspots where they can stay connected and surf online anywhere and at anytime."
To access Xfinity WiFi, customers and non-customers should look for "xfinitywifi" on the list of available networks on their wireless device and follow the sign-in prompts to begin their WiFi session. They also can use the Xfinity WiFi App to locate thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots nationwide. Comcast owns and operates thousands of WiFi hotspots in its service areas in the Greater Philadelphia area, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and California, in addition to areas of New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. A coverage map and more information on Xfinity WiFi are available at: www.xfinity.com/wifi.
Comcast's WiFi strategy currently includes two approaches. The first is the inclusion of tens of thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the CableWiFi Alliance, which enables Xfinity Internet customers access to more than 150,000 indoor and outdoor WiFi hotspots on the go in more than a dozen major cities across the country. The second is the launch of a new home-based, neighborhood hotspot initiative, a plan to create a network of millions of additional Xfinity WiFi access points for Xfinity Internet customers.
Comcast has invested tens of billions of dollars to create a network across the U.S. that makes broadband widely available. The company has changed the Internet experience for millions of customers by providing the nation's fastest speeds, reliable service, trusted security and online content. Comcast has increased Internet speeds for its customers 11 times in 11 years, most recently doubling two of its most popular Xfinity Internet speed plans, Blast! and Extreme 50, for no additional cost across the company's entire footprint. Comcast also provides the fastest in-home WiFi with its latest wireless gateway, an all-in-one device that gives customers reliably fast speeds with the most coverage in their home so everyone can get online and do more on their devices all at the same time. WiFi is part of Comcast's broader strategy to create the foundation for customers to power their Internet-connected devices and experiences, in and out of the home.
In addition to Xfinity WiFi access, Comcast also offers Xfinity Internet customers other value-added services at no additional cost, such as the Constant Guard security suite, the most comprehensive suite of online protection (a $360 value) that includes top-rated Norton™ Security Suite, Secure Backup & Share and IDENTITY GUARD®. In addition, Comcast offers access to the Constant Guard Website, in both English http://xfinity.comcast.net/constantguard and in Spanish http://xfinity.comcast.net/constantguard/Seguridad, and the Constant Guard Mobile App, which provide tips, tools and resources on Internet safety and security threats.
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Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
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