More than 4,700 now available throughout the Keystone Region
Comcast today announced it has now launched more than 190 Xfinity WiFi outdoor hotspots in the A-K Valley over the past two years, part of the 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 more than 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 the A-K Valley where customers go on a regular basis. These are among Comcast’s 18 million existing hotspots across the nation, and most Xfinity Internet customers can access them at no additional cost.
Available A-K Valley access points include multiple locations along Leechburg Road in Lower Burrell, including Crossroads Plaza and Keystone Plaza; along Freeport Road in New Kensington; along Freeport Road and Pittsburgh Street in Cheswick, including near the Harmar Township Municipal Building, Cheswick Commons and the Cheswick Post Office; along Allegheny Avenue and Allegheny River Boulevard in Oakmont; along Allegheny River Boulevard in Verona; along Pittsburgh Street in Springdale; near the library and post office in Freeport; near Hyde Park Plaza in Leechburg; near the Plum Borough Municipal Building; along businesses on Lock Street, East 2nd Avenue, East 4th Avenue and East 6th Avenue in Tarentum; near St. Joseph High School in Natrona Heights, along the Freeport Road business district in Natrona Heights; near the Brackenridge Borough Municipal Building; and near Brackenridge Memorial Park.
“As we continue to invest in our WiFi network, we are bringing residents in the A-K Valley 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. Non-customers can access the hotspots for up to two hours per month. 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.