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Comcast opens up Xfinity Wifi hotspots during Hurricane Irma

Xfinity hotspots (source: Comcast) Xfinity hotspots (source: Comcast)
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

As Hurricane Irma bears down on Georgia, Comcast is opening WiFi hotspots throughout affected areas to help keep residents and rescue workers connected. The cable provider is making nearly 10,000 Xfinity WiFi hotspots in Savannah, Brunswick, and Augusta free to access, even for non-customers.

To find a list of available hotspots, visit xfinity.com/wifi. Once you're in range, select the "xfinitywifi" network. When prompted to log in, Xfinity customers can input their username and password. Non-customers should select the "Not an Xfinity Internet Customer" option. You'll be able to renew your connection every two hours through Sept. 15.

“It’s critical that impacted residents have a means of communication at their disposal before, during and after a storm with the potential impact of Hurricane Irma,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast in Atlanta. “By activating our Wi-Fi network today throughout impacted communities, we can help more people stay connected at a critical time.”

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