Comcast provides 78,500 free WiFi hotspots during Northern California wildfire crisis

Comcast has opened 78,500 XFINITY WiFi hotspots to help residents and emergency personnel gain Internet access and stay connected throughout the areas impacted by the Northern California wildfires, the company said.

XFINITY WiFi hotspots are available for free to anyone who needs them — including non-XFINITY customers — and will remain available until at least October 31.

For a map of XFINITY WiFi hotspots, which are located both indoors and outdoors in places such as shopping districts, parks and businesses, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.

Once at a hotspot, select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation´s largest video, high-speed Internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.