29 Oct Comcast Provides Internet Service to 11 Kincade Fire Evacuation Centers and Opens 12,000 WiFi Hotspots to Help Residents and Emergency Personnel
XFINITY WiFi Hotspots Open, Offering Free Internet Access to Everyone, including Non-Xfinity Customers
LIVERMORE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast has opened 12,000 XFINITY WiFi hotspots throughout Sonoma and Napa Counties in Northern California to help residents and emergency personnel stay connected during the devastating Kincade Fire. Comcast is opening its hotspots for free use by anyone who needs them – including non-XFINITY customers.
For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, which are located at small businesses and in outdoor locations such as shopping districts and parks, please 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.
Xfinity Internet customers can sign in with their username and password, and they will be automatically connected at 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.
If you are prompted for a password or other login credentials, then you are attempting to access an Xfinity WiFi hotspot that is located in a home, not in a business or outdoor location. This hotspot is not a part of the free Xfinity WiFi access program.
In addition, Comcast is providing Internet service to 11 evacuation centers serving residents that have been evacuated due to the Kincade Fire in Sonoma and Napa counties.
The following evacuation centers have been powered with Xfinity internet:
CrossWalk Community Church: 2590 1st, Napa, CA 94558
Hercules Swim Center: 2001 Refugio Valley Rd., Hercules, CA 94547
Marin County Fairgrounds: 10 Ave of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903
New Life Church: 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Petaluma Community Center: 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma, CA 94954
Petaluma Valley Baptist Church: 580 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy., Petaluma, CA 94954
Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building: 1094 Petaluma Blvd. S, Petaluma, CA 94952
Petaluma Fairgrounds: 100 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma, CA 94952
Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building: 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Sonoma County Fairgrounds: 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds: 175 Fairgrounds Dr., Petaluma, CA 94952