As we enter into October in South Florida, one thing constantly on our minds is the possibility of a hurricane. With storms, even just terrible afternoon thunderstorms, power outages are common. No power, means no internet, which so many of us rely on for work, children’s ipad’s, chromebooks, etc.
Comcast’s new Storm-Ready WiFi device is equipped with cellular back-up and a four-hour rechargeable battery, more than enough power to keep my house up and running for the average power outage in the U.S. of two hours**.
Storm-Ready WiFi can calm parent’s nerves by knowing that they’ll be able to maintain connectivity at home during storms, as it provides a seamless connection with auto failover.
When the power goes out, our internet network will be automatically transitioned to cellular back-up so we can continue the use of our Internet.
Storm-Ready WiFi also doubles as a WiFi extender to deliver a strong WiFi signal to those hard-to-reach corners of our home. Storm-Ready WiFi is also WiFi 6 capable, elevating the WiFi experience with faster speeds, lower latency and increased bandwidth to power more devices, which is needed when one of my kids is doing homework and the other is talking to his friends on messenger and the third is watching a show on her ipad.
Storm-Ready WiFi is the perfect product for families in Palm Beach County, providing peace of mind that their family can stay connected even when the power is out.
Storm-Ready WiFi’s Key Features Usher in a New Era of Reliability:
Powered by the Xfinity 10G Network: The Xfinity 10G Network that powers Storm-Ready WiFi provides increased speed, capacity, reliability, and lower latency. Storm-Ready WiFi is just the beginning of the next-generation Internet experience Comcast will pioneer, with roll outs of multi-gig speeds to markets across the country planned for later this year.
Seamless, Always-On Connection and Unlimited Cellular Data: Storm-Ready WiFi automatically transitions to free unlimited cellular data during outages***. And its rechargeable back-up battery maintains reliable service for customers for up to 4 hours.
Extended WiFi Coverage: In addition to providing back-up connectivity, Storm-Ready WiFi is one of the best WiFi extenders on the market today capable of delivering high-speeds over WiFi. It uses the Xfinity 10G Network and is WiFi 6-capable, which provides an added layer of strong, reliable WiFi coverage to help eliminate dead spots.
Quick, Easy Set Up with Auto Failover: Getting started with Storm-Ready WiFi is as simple as plugging it in and following the activation flow in the Xfinity app. No activation fees are required. The device simply integrates with customers’ existing Xfinity Gateway and WiFi network, as well as the Xfinity app, without any need to switch networks in-home. Any time the Storm-Ready WiFi transitions to cellular, customers will receive a notification and their devices will automatically maintain connectivity.
Recycled Materials: Comcast’s commitment to sustainable innovation includes reducing materials, increasing recyclability, and utilizing recycled materials in products. Storm-Ready WiFi is Comcast’s first device designed using recycled materials, with the casing made from 65% post-consumer recycled plastic.
Great Value: For the low price of $7 a month for 36 months, customers can purchase Storm-Ready WiFi that comes backed with WiFi extending capabilities that stretch speeds to all corners of the home, a back-up cellular connection, unlimited cellular data, a 4-hour back-up battery that gives customers the peace of mind that they’ll always be connected, even when the power goes out.
The device will be available for purchase at Xfinity Stores and on www.xfinity.com.
* The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/18/climate/climate-changes-hurricane-intensity.html
** The U.S. Energy Information Administration: https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=50316#:~:text=When%20major%20events%20are%20excluded,vegetation%20patterns%2C%20and%20utility%20practices
***Speeds will be limited to those then offered through the available LTE cellular service.