Comcast adds WiFi Hotspots around North Central College in Naperville

Number of Xfinity WiFi hotspots in Naperville approaching 17,000: Residents can use the Internet on the Go…Comcast sponsoring Naperville Ribfest…

Comcast today announced that it has installed new Xfinity WiFi hotspots in outdoor locations bordering North Central College, located at 30 N. Brainard St. in Naperville, IL.  Four years ago, Comcast launched its Xfinity WiFi network and since then has installed nearly 17,000 hotspots in businesses, homes and outdoor locations throughout Naperville – and more than 1 million in Illinois and 14 million nationwide.

The new WiFi hotspots around North Central College will give area residents, students and faculty the ability to access the Internet at locations close to campus.  Comcast has been installing WiFi hotspots adjacent to college campuses across Illinois, including University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana,, Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and Loyola University in Chicago.

“The Internet plays a vital role in community life and education,” said John Crowley, Comcast’s Greater Chicago Region senior vice president.  “Having access to the Internet at locations around campus will help North Central students and area residents stay connected to study or enjoy the latest TV shows on the go.”

Steven Chirico

Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico

“The addition of WiFi hotspots is another great amenity for Naperville,” said Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico.  “As we continue our focus on attracting and retaining businesses in Naperville, adding to our local technology infrastructure allows us to maintain our competitive edge.  Thanks to Comcast’s investment, residents and visitors can now access the Internet in several more locations around our City and North Central College.”

In addition to accessing the Internet for school work, Xfinity high-speed Internet customers can use WiFi to stream their favorite TV shows, movies and other content on their laptops and Android and iOS devices on the go.  The Xfinity WiFi network is available to Xfinity high-speed Internet customers for no additional charge.  Comcast offers non-customers two free one-hour Xfinity WiFi sessions per month.

Comcast sponsoring Naperville Ribfest

Xfinity is proud to sponsor the Naperville Ribfest this weekend.  Ribfest attendees are invited to stop by the Xfinity booth for games and giveaways or to charge their mobile devices at the charging station.

Naperville Ribfest“With summer now in full swing, it’s great to have access to WiFi on the go at outdoor festivals, such as the Naperville Ribfest this weekend,” Crowley said.  “Customers can save on their wireless plans by using Xfinity WiFi hotspots when they’re out at the fest.”

How to find Xfinity WiFi hotspots

Comcast developed the Xfinity WiFi app for Android and iOS devices to help customers locate hotspots near them.  Customers also can visit www.xfinity.com/WiFi to locate hotspots and learn more about Xfinity WiFi.  To access Xfinity WiFi hotspots, customers should select “xfinitywifi” or “CableWiFi” from the list of available WiFi networks on their computers or mobile devices.  Once customers login to either of these networks, they’ll be connected automatically the next time they’re in range.

For more information, call 1-800-XFINITY or visit www.xfinity.com/WiFi.

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