Comcast, which is promoting mobile access to the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games through its NBC Universal Division, is offering free access to a couple thousand of MSO-operated Wi-Fi locations along the East Coast during the games. The Wi-Fi hotspots are spread throughout outdoor public places in the greater Philadelphia area and its suburbs and areas of New Jersey and Delaware, and both Comcast Xfinity customers and non-customers will be able to log in.
According to Multichannel News, Comcast declined to list a specific number of hotspots, but spokesman Charlie Douglas said that the free Wi-Fi will be available at all Comcast’s “owned and operated” hotspots. The promotion was created to let customers watch NBCOlympics.com’s live coverage of the Olympics on their mobile devices. Xfinity Wi-Fi for New Jersey can be found in shore towns as well as other areas from Union to Cape May, “including: Berkeley Heights, Livingston, Long Branch, Montclair, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy, Red Bank, Rumson, Summit and Trenton. Wi-Fi access is also available to N.J. Transit passengers at stations throughout northern New Jersey,” reported Multichannel.
To access the network, users should look for the “xfinitywifi” listing on their devices. Comcast’s map of their Wi-Fi spots can be found on their website.