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Comcast Opening WiFi Hotspots to All

Move comes as Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma 9/06/2017 12:58 PM Eastern

Comcast is opening up more than 130 WiFi hotspots in Florida to subscribers and non-subs alike as Hurricane Irma threatens to make landfall as a potentially catastrophic storm.

Irma is currently a category 5 storm with winds in excess of 150 Mph, and is predicted to be a category 4 (in the 120-mph range) when/if it hits Florida this weekend.

Florida governor Rick Scott informed residents about the free Comcast hotspots in a press conference Wednesday about the approaching storm. In a follow-up press conference he added that AT&T and Verizon are also helping with hot spots.

Evacuations along the coast are already underway just in case and in the lengthening shadow of Hurricane Harvey's devastation in Texas.

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