Residents and emergency personnel in South Florida who may lose internet service in the coming days still have a way to connect with the outside world following Hurricane Irma’s expected impact.
Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal and WTVJ/NBC 6, will open its Xfinity WiFi hotspots to anyone across the state – both those who have Xfinity internet service and those who don’t – free of charge.
Users will be able to select the “xfinitywifi” network name when they are in range of one of the over 137,000 hotspots around the state. Those who have Xfinity service will be able to sign on with their user name and password for their account and be able to automatically sign on to that hotspot in the future.
Non-subscribers will be directed to a sign in page that will allow them to access a hotspot through Sept. 15, getting two hours of use each time before …