Comcast Plans Neighborhood WiFi, Standalone Smart Home

June 10, 2013
In conjunction with the Cable Show this week in Washington, DC, Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced plans to create millions of WiFi access points for its customers through a neighborhood hotspot initiative. The MSO is beginning to give its Xfinity Internet custome...
In conjunction with the Cable Show this week in Washington, DC, Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced plans to create millions of WiFi access points for its customers through a neighborhood hotspot initiative. The MSO is beginning to give its Xfinity Internet customers an additional "xfinitywifi" signal (or SSID) in their home that is completely separate and distinct from the family's private and secure home WiFi signal.Comcast's newest Wireless Gateway broadcasts two WiFi signals. By default, one is securely configured for the private use of the home subscriber. The second is a neighborhood "xfinitywifi" network signal that can be shared. A coverage map and more information about Xfinity WiFi are both available at www.xfinity.com/wifi.In other Comcast news, the MSO announced the launch of Xfinity Home Control, a new product under the Xfinity Home umbrella of services. Xfinity Home Control is for customers who want smart home solutions like video monitoring and the ability to either schedule or remotely access lighting and thermostat controls, but do not choose the professional security monitoring that is offered with other Xfinity Home services, which are now called Xfinity Home Secure.