Courtesy of NNPA Newswire
Courtesy of NNPA Newswire

To ensure that people have access to the internet, Comcast will extend the service free of charge to its 1.5 million public Xfinity WiFi hot spots through the end of 2020.

The service is being offered as cities and towns across the country begin to reopen amid the coronavirus crisis.

“We saw a huge jump in usage after we opened up our public hot spots, and we’re excited to keep them open through the end of the year as the nation begins taking steps to reopen,” said Dana Strong, president of Xfinity Consumer Services. “We’re pleased to see so many families and individuals take advantage of our 60 days of free home internet through Internet Essentials, and the free access to public Xfinity WiFi hot spots to get online during this time when connectivity is so important.”

Comcast also announced that it has extended an offer for 60 days of free home Internet access for new eligible Internet Essentials customers, to help provide additional support to students and families in need through the end of the year. The company will also continue to waive the requirement that those customers not have a past due balance with Comcast to qualify for the free offer.

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