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Comcast offering free Wi-Fi Xfinity hotspots to Hurricane-stricken East Coasters

Published Oct 31st, 2012 4:33PM EDT
Comcast Hurricane Sandy

If you live in an area that’s been particularly hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy, you know it can be particularly difficult to find a working Internet connection. Fear not, though, because Comcast (CMCSA) may have you covered. Per New England Cable News, Comcast has opened up all its Wi-Fi hotspots to both subscribers and non-subscribers alike in ten states: New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Main (sorry, New Yorkers). Comcast says that non-subscribers “should search for the ‘xfinitywifi’ network name and click on the ‘Not a Comcast subscriber?’ link at the bottom of the Sign In page” and “then select the ‘Complimentary Trial Session’ option from the drop down list.” The free hotspots will be available through November 7th.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.