LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced that its Xfinity® WiFi service is now available in California. For no additional charge to Xfinity Internet residential customers or Comcast Business Class Internet customers, Xfinity WiFi now provides fast wireless Internet access in select cities in Northern and Central California plus Santa Barbara County, including: the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Fresno, Monterey, Santa Maria and Chico (see complete list below). To access Xfinity WiFi, customers and non-customers should look for "xfinitywifi" on the list of available networks on their wireless device and follow prompts to begin their WiFi session.
"Our customers are increasingly leveraging wireless devices, platforms and apps, and looking for ways to enjoy their entertainment and communications outside of their homes," said Elaine Barden, Regional Vice President of Marketing for Comcast California. "With Xfinity WiFi, we're providing them a fast wireless Internet experience while they're out shopping, eating or otherwise enjoying their time in Northern and Central California."
Xfinity WiFi will provide fast wireless Internet access via hotspots in cities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Aptos, Atwater, Buellton, Cameron Park, Carmel, Chico, Chowchilla, Colusa, Corcoran, Davis, Diamond Springs, Dinuba, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Fairfield, Folsom, Fresno, Galt, Grass Valley, Hanford, Kerman, Lathrop, Lemoore, Lodi, Lompoc, Los Banos, Madera, Manteca, Marysville, Mendota, Merced, Modesto, Monterey, Murphys, Nevada City, Newman, Oakdale, Oroville, Parlier, Patterson, Placerville, Rancho Cordova, Reedley, Roseville, Sacramento, Salinas, San Andreas, Sanger, Santa Maria, Selma, Solvang, Sonora, Soquel, Stockton, Tracy, Tulare, Twain Harte, Vacaville, Vallejo, Visalia, Willows and Yuba City. A coverage map is available at: www.xfinity.com/wifi.
Comcast has installed and activated a few thousand Xfinity WiFi hotspots throughout California and will continue to install additional hotspots in California throughout the year.
Xfinity WiFi also provides Xfinity Internet customers the ability to access thousands of WiFi hotspots throughout the greater Philadelphia area, Boston and Washington, DC, in addition to areas of New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. Xfinity WiFi hotspots are located in places where customers spend time working, commuting, shopping and dining. In addition, Comcast previously announced roaming agreements with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable, under which Xfinity Internet customers can enjoy thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the Greater New York Tri-State area also for no additional fee.
Comcast has changed the Internet experience for millions of customers by providing superfast speeds, reliable service, trusted security and online content. The company has increased Internet speeds for its customers six times since 2002.
Xfinity Internet also offers 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, which provides tips, tools and resources on Internet safety and security threats.
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