Starting this summer, we’re hitting the road to bring ultrafast Wi-Fi to the concerts, festivals and ballgames where people are gathering to enjoy the season’s biggest events. So start the streaming, snapping and sharing.
Comcast today officially launched Xfinity WiFi on Wheels, or WoW, a first-of-its-kind mobile Internet experience. It’s powerful. It's fast. It's free. And it lets you stay connected during the moments that matter outside the home.
The WoW is a customized Ford T-350 Van equipped with six Ericsson Wi-Fi access points that sit atop a 40-foot tall mast. The Wi-Fi has a 500-foot range and can support up to 3,000 users, potentially reaching speeds five times faster than cellular.
With those kinds of speeds, you can share a group selfie in two seconds, or upload video of a 20-minute concert in under a minute. The WoW makes it easier than ever to livestream a show, download a festival app, or upload a full photoset, all right from the event.
We did a practice run recently at the 2016 Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia. Watch the video above to see how all the heroes, villains and fans connected to Xfinity WiFi speeds of more than 50 megabits per second.
Now we’re taking the WoW on the road. Our first stop was the New Haven Arts and Ideas Festival from June 10-25, and then we headed back to Philadelphia for one of the highest-profile events in the country: the Democratic National Convention happening July 25-28.
The WoW is just one more way we’re bringing people fast, reliable Internet connections wherever they are. With more than 14 million hotspots nationwide, we’re making it easier for people to get connected to the things they love.