On Tuesday, the largest broadcasting and cable company Comcast announced Wi-Fi hotspots in subway platforms from MBTA’s Green Line from North station to Kenmore.
The Wi-Fi hotspots will serve as a boon to commuters who face difficulty in getting internet service while waiting underground. Xfinity Wi-Fi will be made available to MBTA stations including North Station, Park Street, Boylston, Arlington and a dozen other outdoor station platforms on the B, C, D and E branches of the Green Line. The move to set up hotspots will benefit commuters during the summer season.
Steve Hackley, Senior VP of Comcast Greater Boston Region said in a statement:
“Comcast customers demand high-speed access to stay in touch and enjoy entertainment on the go. We are proud to extend the nations largest and fastest WiFi networks to serve our customers in some of MBTA’s busiest stations.”
Comcast had earlier announced 300,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in several areas of New England in March 2014. Xfinity Wi-Fi is popular for providing hotspots at busy areas with fast network speed for users. The company plans to reach the target of 8 million Wi-Fi hotspots by the end of the year. Beverly Scott, General Manager at MBTA mentioned that America’s oldest Subway will be one of the very first to offer high-speed internet access across train platforms.
Xfinity WiFi hotspots offers free Internet Access to customers who select the “xfinitywifi” on their device from the list of networks and entering their Comcast ID. Customers can download their Xfinity WiFi app on smartphones running iOS or Android and will be connected automatically to the hotspots after the sign-in. You could also use hotspot finder map at http://www.xfinity.com/wifi