) - the largest cable MSO in the U.S. -continues to expand its
Xfinity WiFi services by offering its service to Wasatch Front.
Xfinity Internet customers can now access the Xfinity WiFi
service at no extra cost.
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Comcast has already deployed 900 Xfinity WiFi hotspots in popular
cities like Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo. It mostly covers
important public places and neighborhood. Moreover, it offers
more than 300,000 WiFi access points to its customers. In order
to gain easy access and to identify WiFi hotspot locations,
subscribers can also download Xfinity WiFi apps from
) iOS platform or from
) Android market.
Comcast is also supplying cable modems to its subscribers powered
with Wi-Fi routers. The Wi-Fi routers will support two signal
strengths, which will serve two different functions. One of the
signals will be used for domestic purposes while the other will
be used publicly for sharing.
Each Comcast customer will have a separate user name and password
with which they can log into the neighborhood hotspot once the
Wi-Fi router-based cable modems are switched on.
Higher adoption of smartphones and tablets is continuously
driving demand for data usage. So, deploying the WiFI service
will help the company to offload data congestion to some extent
and simultaneously reduce maintenance cost.
Such enhanced service offerings by Comcast will not only improve
subscriber churn but will also safeguard its position against
leading wireless operators like
) and Verizon Wireless.
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