Comcast offering free WiFi access for everyone

  • Comcast offering free WiFi access for everyone

Comcast offering free WiFi access for everyone

In response to COVID-19, Comcast is offering free internet as schools suspend classes and companies encourage employees to work from home.

In addition, Comcast is making its Internet Essentials plan free for two months to both new and existing customers, and dramatically increasing the data capacity for the plan.

According to Xfinity's website, that service is normally $9.95 a month.

Cogent Communications and Zayo, which provide Internet services to large companies and municipalities, said they have also seen recent increases in traffic from United States banks, retailers and technology companies to their teleworkers.

Homes who sign up for the Internet Essentials plan will be sent a free installation kit with instructions on how to setup your home with internet service.

For new customers, applicants visit www.internetessentials.com.

"We want seniors to know they're able to take advantage of this to connect with their doctors via conferencing services or eMedicine", Wilson said.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said after calls with more than 50 companies that they also agreed to waive any late fees residential or small business customers incur due to their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters said.

Once at a hotspot, select the "xfinitywifi" network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

Comcast (CMCSA) is also pausing customer data plans for 60 days, giving all customers unlimited data for no additional charge, Comcast said.