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maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Free hotspots from terrestrial ISP

I thought this might be useful to some:

 

Xfinity (Comcast), a terrestrial internet service provider, has opened up free hotspots all over the country, and they are available to everyone, including non-subscribers, for free.  Check the two links below. The first one gives information, and the second one allows you to check for hotspots in your zip code. 

 

https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

https://wifi.xfinity.com/

 

*Posted with permission

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Reggie
Teaching Assistant


@maratsade wrote:

I thought this might be useful to some:

 

Xfinity (Comcast), a terrestrial internet service provider, has opened up free hotspots all over the country, and they are available to everyone, including non-subscribers, for free.  Check the two links below. The first one gives information, and the second one allows you to check for hotspots in your zip code. 

 

https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

https://wifi.xfinity.com/

 

*Posted with permission


Are these Hotspots like public WIFI?

maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

I haven't  used them yet, so I don't know. I would treat them as such, would keep my antivirus updated, etc.  

 

Reg, here's what Xfinity has about their hotspots:  https://www.xfinity.com/mobile/support/article/xfinity-wifi-protected

 

I usually check my parent's email in the morning. They have Xfinity.

 

Surprise! Can't get to it today. Route is end-to-end Level3, which dies somewhere in Philadelphia.

 

No one can tell me this isn't a nationwide CenturyLink issue.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Xfinity is having its own issues -- the intertubes are sticky for them too.  Hopefully someone, somewhere, will muck out CL. 

 


@MarkJFine wrote:

I usually check my parent's email in the morning. They have Xfinity.

 

Surprise! Can't get to it today. Route is end-to-end Level3, which dies somewhere in Philadelphia.

 

No one can tell me this isn't a nationwide CenturyLink issue.


 

bravo6
Freshman

Just tried both your links regarding free hotspots...neither of them will load...I think they call that "irony". 

maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

They both work for me. I think they call that "you're having problems with your connection."

 

bravo6 wrote:

Just tried both your links regarding free hotspots...neither of them will load...I think they call that "irony".