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Bloomington Gets More Internet Access With Comcast Outdoor Wi-Fi Hotspots
Updated November 1, 2016 7:36 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Comcast announced it is added nearly 150 new XFINITY Wi-Fi outdoor hotspots in Bloomington.

With the additional XFINITY Wi-Fi hotspots, Comcast now offers more coverage than any other provider in Bloomington, ensuring customers have the fastest available online experience in their home, at work and in popular outdoor areas.

The company will launch additional, publicly dedicated, XFINITY Wi-Fi outdoor hotspots across other Indiana communities later this year. Comcast's strategy to make Wi-Fi available in more locations complements the company's thousands of existing shared residential and business hotspots in the area, which most XFINITY Internet customers can access at no additional cost.

Most recently, Comcast provided free Wi-Fi access for everyone in Kokomo and Crawfordsville to help ease the burden of severe damage caused by recent storms. The service was made available for two weeks, enabling residents to easily stay connected to family and friends as well as carry on with daily tasks that rely on Internet access.

"These outdoor hotspots not only serve as a convenience to our customers, but they also can help the community at large during an emergency or crisis," said Tim Collins, Comcast Indiana senior vice president.

The Wi-Fi expansion follows numerous investments Comcast has made in its network and in new products and services, such as its X1 platform and XFINITY Home, to enhance the customer experience. The company has increased Internet speeds in Indiana virtually every year for more than a decade. Earlier this year, Comcast introduced X1 DVR with Cloud Technology, enabling Hoosiers to access their TV lineup on any connected screen in their home and download programs they have recorded on their DVR to watch on IP-enabled devices, anytime and anywhere.

Finding the nearest XFINITY Wi-Fi hotspot

Most XFINITY Internet customers can access XFINITY Wi-Fi hotspots by selecting "xfinitywifi" from the list of available networks on their laptops or mobile devices and entering their Comcast email and password. The XFINITY Wi-Fi App, available for download on both iOS and Android devices, makes it easy to locate business and outdoor hotspots, or customers can visit the hotspot finder map online at www.xfinity.com/wifi.



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