Comcast has turned on hundreds of Xfinity WiFI hotspots throughout Palm Beach County, including Clematis Street in West Palm Beach, Ocean Drive in Riviera Beach and North Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach.
Consumers can now access these hotspots to the Internet from their mobile devices at such locations as East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Comcast officials said.
By the end of the year, more than 400,000 Xfinity WiFi hotspots are expected to be available throughout Florida. Palm Beach and Broward counties were the first areas in the state to get access to the new outdoor and neighborhood hotspots.
The new hotspots will allow consumers to access wireless internet in high-traffic and popular locations without using a mobile device’s data plan or even if the business or restaurant they are at doesn’t offer WiFi access.
Most Xfinity Internet customers can access Xfinity WiFi hotpots at no additional charge by selecting “xfinitywifi” from the list of available networks on their laptops or mobile devices and entering their Comcast email and password. The hotspot finder map can be accessed at xfinity.com/wifi.
Non-Xfinity customers can get two free 60 minute sessions a month, Comcast spokeswoman Cindy Arco said. After that, the cost is $2.95 for an hourly pass, $7.95 for a daily pass and $19.95 for a weekly pass.
Most Comcast business Internet customers are eligible to receive an Xfinity WiFi hotspot for no additional charge when they order service.