Comcast Bows Xfinity TV Wi-Fi13 Oct, 2010 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Comcast has begun rolling out Wi-Fi locations for its nascent Internet-based Xfinity TV.
Xfinity (www.xfinity.com) offers more than 100 HD channels, 50 foreign-language channels, 20,000 VOD choices and faster Internet speeds. Comcast High-Speed Internet and Comcast Digital Voice are also being transitioned to the No. 1 cable operator’s Xfinity platform.
Initial Wi-Fi hot spots include Philadelphia (Comcast’s corporate headquarters), parts of New Jersey and Delaware. A roaming agreement with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable also allows Xfinity TV subscribers to access the online service wirelessly in Northern New Jersey, New York City and Southern Connecticut.
“Our team carefully considered where to place access points in areas where our customers are most likely to be — in shopping districts, in train stations and on platforms, near parks and hospitals and even at the Wells Fargo Center,” said Cathy Avgiris, SVP and GM, communications and data services, in broadband with Comcast, in a statement.