Comcast Cable and Liberty Global to share Wi-Fi networksStaff writer ▼ | September 12, 2014
Comcast Cable and Liberty Global announced an agreement to allow users to access each other's Wi-Fi networks.
Very good move Customers will have an access to two networks
Comcast has more than three million Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the U.S., while Liberty Global has more than 2.5 million Wi-Fi home spots under the Wi-Free and WifiSpots names in various countries in Europe, such as Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Poland and Switzerland. Both companies continue to grow their Wi-Fi footprints aggressively.
For both Comcast and Liberty Global, out-of-home Wi-Fi is an important internet service benefit that allows customers to stay connected to high-speed broadband service. This agreement gives many of the 11 million Americans visiting Europe and the 12 million Europeans visiting the United States each year a free alternative to cellular data roaming. ■