Press release from Business Wire
Comcast Celebrates Live Streaming of the 2012 Olympic Games Through NBCOlympics.com by Offering Free Access to Xfinity WiFi Hotspots in Philadelphia and Down the Shore
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
PHILADELPHIA (Business Wire) -- Comcast today announced that it is offering complimentary access to thousands of Xfinity WiFi outdoor and indoor hotspots during the duration of the Summer Games which begins on July 27th and runs through August 12th. This will allow both Xfinity Internet customers and non-customers the opportunity to watch all the action live from their mobile devices at NBCOlympics.com when the world's best athletes come together to compete at the 2012 London Games. To access Xfinity WiFi, Xfinity Internet customers and non-customers should look for “xfinitywifi” on their wireless device and follow the prompts to begin their WiFi session.
“This is an exciting time of year and we're pleased to offer anyone who has a wireless device in this region, complimentary access to Xfinity WiFi hotspots so they can catch their favorite athletes and sports even if they're on the go,” said Sean Brushett, vice president of sales and marketing for Comcast's Freedom Region. “Comcast offers the nation's fastest Internet speeds and we've added thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots in Philadelphia and beyond so people can enjoy a fast wireless Internet experience outside the home, whether they're watching live Olympics coverage at NBCOlympics.com, working, streaming TV shows and movies, posting photos, playing online games or chatting with friends.”
Xfinity WiFi, which provides Xfinity Internet customers with the ability to access thousands of outdoor and indoor WiFi hotspots, has been launched throughout the greater Philadelphia area and its suburbs in addition to areas of New Jersey and Delaware. Xfinity WiFi hotspots are located in places where customers spend time working, commuting, shopping, dining and socializing. In Philadelphia, Xfinity WiFi hotspots are located in numerous places including shopping districts, in SEPTA train stations and on platforms, near parks and hospitals and in sport and entertainment venues like the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live! In New Jersey, Xfinity WiFi is available in numerous shore towns as well as other areas from Union to Cape May, including: Berkeley Heights, Livingston, Long Branch, Montclair, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Red Bank, Rumson, Summit, Trenton and others. WiFi access is also available to N.J. Transit passengers at stations throughout northern New Jersey.
In addition, Comcast previously announced roaming agreements with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable, under which Xfinity Internet customers can enjoy thousands of Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the Greater New York Tri-State area also for no additional fee. A coverage map is available at: www.xfinity.com/wifi.
Xfinity Internet offers the fastest Internet speeds in the nation and a variety of residential service tiers designed to meet different customer needs. Xfinity Internet also includes the Constant Guard Protection Suite (a $360 value) which includes top-rated Norton Security Suite, IDENTITY GUARD and Secure Backup & Share. In addition, Comcast offers access to the Constant Guard Website, in both English http://xfinity.comcast.net/constantguard and in Spanish http://xfinity.comcast.net/constantguard/Seguridad, which provides tips, tools and resources on Internet safety and security threats.
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Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.
Jeff Alexander (Comcast Local)
Jamila Patton (Comcast Corporate)