The Winchester Mystery House.

Comcast Installs One-of-a-kind Mesh WiFi Network in America’s Largest Purportedly Haunted House

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Eliminates record number of ‘dead zones’ at the Winchester Mystery House with Xfinity Gigabit Internet and Xfinity xFi Pods; home’s new connectivity powers the most interactive live paranormal investigation ever on Twitter.

Comcast has installed a one-of-a-kind mesh WiFi network in America’s largest purportedly haunted house, eliminating a record number of ‘dead zones’ and streamed the experience exclusively on Twitter.

Project Dead Zone was hosted by the Xfinity brand and held at The Winchester Mystery House, a 24,000-square-foot, maze-like mansion with 160 rooms, 2,000 doors and 10,000 windows that is renowned for its odd architectural design and history of paranormal activity.  A team of ‘investigators’ navigated through doors and passageways in real time with help from a live Twitter audience, who stayed connected with the team thanks to the home’s new, mesh WiFi system that includes Xfinity Gigabit Internet service and six xFi Advanced Gateways and 36 xFi Pods.

To view a new video recap that highlights how home connectivity helped the Twitter audience participate in real time as the event unfolded, click here.


“Not all WiFi is created equal and there’s no stage more fun than the Winchester Mystery House to demonstrate the big differentiators of our broadband platform - speed, coverage and control,” said Todd Arata, Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing at Comcast.  “We’re partnered with Twitter to give people the chance to go on a thrilling, interactive journey through one of the most purportedly haunted places in the country.  There’s nothing scarier than a WiFi ‘dead zone’ and thanks to the combination of our lightning-fast gigabit service and xFi Pods, consumers can finally put those fears to rest.”

Earlier this year, Comcast launched xFi Pods, giving Xfinity Internet customers an innovative, new option for their whole-home WiFi needs.  The small, easy to install adaptive pods plug into any electrical outlet, pair with xFi Wireless Gateways and are the latest component of the Xfinity xFi platform, which gives customers a simple, digital dashboard to set up and manage their home WIFI networks. 

xFi is packed with user-friendly features like: being able to quickly find the home’s WiFi password, see what devices are connected to the network, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls, get notifications about activities on the home network, and even pause WiFi access to certain devices during dinner or bedtime.