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Comcast Opens WiFi Spots

Comcast is opening access to wifi even to those who are not subscribers.

Bucks County residents struggling to access the Internet in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy may have a glimmer of hope.

Comcast said Tuesday afternoon it would open up its Xfinity WiFi hotspots to anyone who needs them – including non-Comcast users.

Here's how:

Non-Xfinity Internet users should search for the “xfinitywifi” network name and click on the “Not a Comcast subscriber?” link at the bottom of the Sign-In page. Then, select the “Complimentary Trial Session” option from the drop down list.

Users will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every two hours through Wednesday, Nov. 7, the company said.

For a map of XFINITY WiFi hotspots, which are located both indoors and outdoors in malls, shopping districts, parks, train platforms and other areas, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.

The company says it owns and operates thousands of WiFi hotspots in the Greater Philadelphia region. Comcast said some hotspots were impacted by the storm and also could be affected by commercial power outages.

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