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Comcast opens free WiFi hotspots ahead of Florence

(WRIC) -- Comcast announced it has opened more than 45,000 Xfinity Wifi hotspots across Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence.

The hotspots are intended to help residents and emergency personnel stay connected as Florence makes its anticipated landfall later this week. The hotspots will be available to anyone who needs them, including non-Xfinity customers, for free.

Comcast has also opened over 3,200 hotspots in Savannah; 2,100 in Charleston; and 1,600 in Augusta.

For a map of the Xfinity WiFi hotspots, residents can go to and enter their zip code. Once in range of a hotspot, they should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. Xfinity internet customers can sign in with their usernames and passwords, and will be automatically connected to Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the future.

Non-Xfinity internet subscribers should visit the “Not an Xfinity Internet Customer” section on the sign-in page to get started. Non-customers will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every two hours while the hotspots are available.

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