Thursday, September 27, 2012

Comcast Turns On Free Wi-Fi For California Xfinity Customers

Comcast Xfinity Internet customers in California now have a new perk as the company has announced it has begun rolling out free Wi-Fi via "a few thousand" Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the state. The new program will allow Comcast Xfinity Internet or Comcast Business Class Internet customers access to Wi-Fi on their mobile device in public areas throughout Northern and Central California and Santa Barbara County, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Fresno, Monterey, Santa Maria and Chico.

"Our customers are increasingly leveraging wireless devices, platforms and apps, and looking for ways to enjoy their entertainment and communications outside of their homes," Elaine Barden, regional vice president of marketing for Comcast California, said in a statement. "With Xfinity WiFi, we're providing them a fast wireless Internet experience while they're out shopping, eating or otherwise enjoying their time in Northern and Central California."

To access the Xfinity WiFi, users should look for "xfinitywifi" connect to the XFINITY WiFi network and launch your browser. The browser will redirect you to XFINTY WiFi sign-in page (if you don’t see the sign-in page, you may have to type a different address in your Web browser - such as - to be redirected to the XFINITY WiFi sign-in page). Sign in using your email address or username and password, then start browsing the Web! You can use either your primary or a secondary username and password to sign in to XFINITY WiFi.

A map of available hotspots as well as directions for using the services is posted on

Looking at the map of northern California it looks like Comcast has fairly good coverage in both Sacramento and the Bay Area. I noticed several hot spots located all the way to the suburbs. Comcast said it will continue to install additional hotspots in more areas throughout California throughout the year.

Apart from Sacramento and the Bay Area the new Comcast network is in the following markets: Aptos, Atwater, Buellton, Cameron Park, Carmel, Chico, Chowchilla, Colusa, Corcoran, Davis, Diamond Springs, Dinuba, El Dorado Hills, ElkGrove, Fairfield, Folsom, Fresno, Galt, Grass Valley, Hanford, Kerman, Lathrop, Lemoore, Lodi,Lompoc, Los Banos, Madera, Manteca, Marysville, Mendota, Merced, Modesto, Monterey, Murphys, Nevada City, Newman, Oakdale, Oroville, Parlier, Patterson, Placerville, Rancho Cordova, Reedley, Roseville, Sacramento, Salinas, San Andreas, Sanger, Santa Maria, Selma, Solvang, Sonora, Soquel, Stockton, Tracy, Tulare, Twain Harte, Vacaville, Vallejo, Visalia, Willows and Yuba City.

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