To assist the Taylor County community as it recovers from Hurricane Idalia, Comcast has set up an Xfinity WiFi van in Perry to provide free wireless internet service for local residents.
The Xfinity WiFi van is now set up at Taylor County Jerkins Community Center, which is located at 1201 Martin Luther King Ave. in Perry.
The van will be operating from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily until Monday, Sept. 18.
All of the Xfinity WiFi hotspots remain open for anyone to use, including non-Xfinity customers, for free, in impacted areas.
For a map of public Xfinity WiFi hotspots, which are located both indoors and outdoors in places such as shopping districts, parks, and businesses, visit Finder.wifi.xfinity.com.
These hotspots run on commercial power, so those located in areas without electricity will not work until power is restored.
When a hotspot is within range, select the “xfinitywifi” network on a device’s list of available networks and launch a browser. Sign-in options will appear for both Xfinity customers and non-customers.
Xfinity internet customers can sign in with their account credentials and they will be automatically connected to Xfinity WiFi hotspots in their range in the future. Alternatively, they can download the Xfinity WiFi Hotspots app and sign in with their account credentials.
Non-Xfinity internet subscribers need to look for the “Get Connected” section and agree to the Terms and Conditions to be connected. Non-customers will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every 2 hours.
Please note that if a user does not see the “Accept and Connect” button, the hotspot he or she is trying to connect to is in an Xfinity customer’s home and is not open to the public.