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.