More than 4,700 now available throughout the Keystone Region
Comcast today announced it has now activated 71 Xfinity WiFi outdoor hotspots in Monroeville, part of an ongoing expansion of a WiFi network in its Keystone Region that includes more than 4,700 hotspots providing free access points that keep Comcast customers connected on the go.
The largest WiFi provider in the state, Comcast is expected to reach 5,200 hotspots by year’s end in the Keystone Region, which comprises western, central and northeastern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia and the Maryland panhandle.
These outdoor hotspots have been located near shopping and dining destinations, government offices, auto repair businesses, hair salons and other venues throughout Monroeville where customers go on a regular basis. They are part of Comcast’s 18 million existing hotspots across the nation, and most Xfinity Internet customers can access them at no additional cost.
Available Monroeville access points include multiple locations along Northern Pike, including near Par 3 Golf Course and multiple dental and doctor’s offices; along Golden Mile Highway, near Quality Automotive Service, Vincett’s Eye Care, Megan’s Loft and Collamer Family Chiropractic; along Monroeville Boulevard near the Monroeville Post Office, First Baptist Church, Twin Fountain Plaza, Pittsburgh East Health Center as well as multiple hair salons, dental offices and dance studios; along Old William Penn Highway near William Penn Village, the Dog Stop, American Legion Post 820, Pakeeza Market and Party Savvy; and along Haymaker Road near Forbes Hospital, the Lord’s Church, St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church and Monroeville Business Park.
“As we continue to invest in our WiFi network, we are bringing residents in Monroeville new levels of connectivity and convenience,” said Christine Whitaker, senior vice president of Comcast’s Keystone Region.
Most Xfinity Internet customers can access Xfinity WiFi hotspots by selecting “xfinitywifi” from the list of available networks on their laptops or mobile devices and entering their Comcast username and password. The Xfinity WiFi 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.
After signing in for the first time, customers will automatically connect to any Xfinity WiFi hotspot in the future, allowing them to save on wireless data plans and easily take advantage of access points available across the country, including popular vacation destinations along the East Coast.
Comcast’s Xfinity Wi-Fi network ensures customers have the fastest available online experience in their home, at work and in popular outdoor areas. According to Cisco, 88 percent of all U.S. data traffic on mobile and portable devices will travel over Wi-Fi by 2018.