Comcast offers free WiFi hotspots in Augusta, Aiken as Hurricane Ian nears

Comcast is opening a free Xfinity WiFi hotspot network as Hurricane Ian approaches –  the network includes 108,000 hotspots in Georgia and South Carolina.

Comcast’s network of approximately 108,000 public Xfinity WiFi hotspots throughout Comcast’s service areas in Georgia and South Carolina are now available for anyone to use, including non-Xfinity customers, for free.

“During severe weather events, communication is critical, and we want to do everything we can to keep impacted residents connected,” said Jason Gumbs, regional SVP at Comcast. “We are proud to make our Wi-Fi hotspot network available to those in affected communities.”Where the hotspots are located

There are over 600 hotspots available in the Augusta area. For a map of public Xfinity WiFi hotspots, which are located both indoors and outdoors in places such as shopping districts, parks, and businesses, visit Xfinity.com/wifi.

There are over 600 free Xfinity hotspot locations in the Augusta area.How to Get Connected

When a hotspot is within range, select the “xfinitywifi” network on a device’s list of available networks and launch a browser. Sign-in options will appear for both Xfinity customers and non-customers.

Xfinity internet customers can sign in with their account credentials and they will be automatically connected to Xfinity WiFi hotspots in their range in the future. Alternatively, they can download the Xfinity WiFi Hotspots app and sign in with their account credentials.

Non-Xfinity internet subscribers need to look for the “Get Connected” section and agree to the Terms and Conditions to be connected.

Non-customers will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every two hours.

This article originally appeared on Augusta Chronicle: Comcast sets up free WiFi hotspots in the CSRA for Hurricane Ian

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