A year ago - last May - Comcast launched Xfinity WiFi, a network of WiFi hotspots in locations across the Chicago area, including Evanston. At the time, the network comprised a handful of local hotspots. Today, Xfinity WiFi comprises more than 340,000 hotspots in the Chicago region and Comcast anticipates reaching 8 million nationally by the end of the year. In Evanston alone, in just one year, the number of hotspots in the network has increased to 3,400, with 70 in businesses, 45 in outdoor locations and more than 3,200 in customers' homes.
Xfinity customers can access the hotspots at no additional charge. Non-customers can have two free, one-hour-long sessions per month. For more information or to locate hotspots in Evanston or anywhere else they're available, visit www.xinifity.com/wifi">http://www.xinifity.com/wifi">www.xinifity.com/wifi or download the Xfinity WiFi Finder app for Android or iOS devices.