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Comcast turning Chicago homes into public Wi-Fi hot spots

By  Chicago Tribune

Comcast customers looking for a Wi-Fi hot spot might want to try their neighbor’s yard.

The cable and Internet provider has begun to turn hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area homes into virtual coffee shops, using existing Comcast equipment to build out its publicly accessible wireless network.

The neighborhood hot spots initiative, rolling out during the next several months, will send a separate Wi-Fi signal from Comcast-issued home equipment, enabling anyone within range to get online. Soon, entire residential blocks will begin to show as hot spots on Xfinity’s Wi-Fi mobile app, the company said Tuesday. READ MORE

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