I joined Alderman Harry Osterman (48th Ward) and Comcast today in announcing the installation of more than 40 new Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots in outdoor locations in Rogers Park and Edgewater near Loyola University.
Comcast launched the Xfinity Wi-Fi network nearly three years ago and since then has installed more than 7,500 hotspots in homes and businesses in our two neighborhoods–and about 10 million locations nationwide.
The 40 outdoor locations gives Comcast customers and others the ability to access the Internet outdoors and in homes and businesses that otherwise do not have Wi-Fi access. The goal is to provide a seamless Wi-Fi experience for Rogers Park and Edgewater residents, Loyola students and visitors to the neighborhood.
A map detailing the new Wi-Fi locations is on the right.
Xfinity high-speed Internet customers can use Wi-Fi to stream their favorite TV shows, movies and other content on their laptops and Android and iOS devices on the go. The Xfinity Wi-Fi network is available to Xfinity high-speed Internet customers for no additional charge. Comcast offers non-customers two free one-hour Xfinity Wi-Fi sessions per month.
The addition of Wi-Fi hotspots is a great amenity for residents and businesses and will help attract even more people to Rogers Park to work, shop, study and enjoy cultural events. I appreciate Comcast’s investment in our technology infrastructure.
Comcast developed the Xfinity Wi-Fi app for Android and iOS devices to help customers locate hotspots near them. Customers also can visit www.xfinity.com/WiFi to locate hotspots and learn more about Xfinity Wi-Fi. To access Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots, customers should select “xfinitywifi” or “CableWiFi” from the list of available Wi-Fi networks on their computers or mobile devices. Once customers login to either of these networks, they’ll be connected automatically the next time they’re in range.
For more information, visit www.xfinity.com/WiFi.
I look forward to Comcast’s further investments as they expand their outdoor Wi-Fi coverage throughout the entire Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods.