Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information, and communications products and services, today announced the launch of Xfinity™ WiFi, which provides Xfinity Internet customers with the ability to access thousands of outdoor and indoor WiFi hotspots for no additional fee.
"With the explosion of wireless Internet devices, new platforms and apps, consumers are increasingly looking to enjoy entertainment and communications on the go," said Cathy Avgiris, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Communications and Data Services for Comcast Cable. "We offer some of the fastest Internet speeds in the home and, by offering Xfinity WiFi, we're also providing a fast wireless Internet experience for our customers when they are outside the home."
Xfinity WiFi hotspots have been launched throughout the greater Philadelphia area and its suburbs, in New Jersey towns from Union to Cape May and in northern Delaware. Hotspots are located in areas where customers spend time working, commuting, relaxing, shopping and socializing and include: SEPTA's Suburban and Market East Stations, the train platforms along the Paoli/Lansdale Line (formerly R5) and the Manayunk/Norristown Line (formerly R6), the Wells Fargo Center and the South Street shopping district, to name just a few. Hotspots are also located in the suburbs of Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester Counties.
In New Jersey, Xfinity WiFi hotspots are located in places including: Berkeley Heights, Livingston, Long Branch, Montclair, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Red Bank, Rumson, Summit and Trenton, as well as numerous shore towns. WiFi access has been available to N.J. Transit passengers in northern New Jersey since a trial started more than a year ago. Additional hotspots have also launched in and around Wilmington, Delaware.
Today's announcement expands on the number of hotspots Xfinity Internet customers can access. Earlier this year, Comcast announced a roaming agreement with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable, whereby Xfinity Internet customers can also enjoy thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the Greater New York Tri-State area, also for no additional fee. A coverage map is available at: www.xfinity.com/wifi.
Comcast continues to enhance its entertainment and communications products and services across multiple platforms in part by extending mobile access to customers to help them enjoy their Xfinity services remotely. For example, Comcast has begun to offer Xfinity Internet 2go wireless service in about ten major markets, online video is accessible via XfinityTV.com and we have either launched or announced that we plan to launch a variety of apps for various smart phones and the iPad.
Xfinity Internet offers some of the fastest Internet speeds in the nation including our fastest speed tier, Extreme 50, which offers speeds up to 50 Mbps, and also a variety of other residential service tiers designed to meet different customer needs. Xfinity Internet also includes the Norton™ Security Suite (a $160 value), 2 GB of Secure Backup & Share storage (with the option to purchase more), the Comcast Toolbar with enhanced anti-spyware and anti-phishing technology and, now, Xfinity WiFi. In addition, Comcast offers open access to a Security website, www.comcast.net/security, which provides tips, tools and resources on Internet safety and security threats.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.2 million video customers, 16.4 million high-speed Internet customers, and 8.1 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wells Fargo Center, and, through Global Spectrum, manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.