At Comcast, we’re focused at delivering the best experience for our customers at home or on the go. Our Xfinity WiFi On Wheels (WoW) van is a perfect example of that commitment – after all, it provides open access for thousands to Xfinity WiFi.
John McQuaid (or “Johnny Hotspot” as he’s known to colleagues and customers) operates the WoW at large events throughout the City of Boston and Greater Boston area. Johnny is one of Boston’s own – he grew up in Dorchester and lives with his family in West Roxbury. He has worked for Comcast for 28 years, and loves bringing the van to some of Boston’s biggest and best known events from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to Boston TechJam.
The WoW is a customized van equipped with six WiFi access points that sit atop a 40-foot tall mast. The WiFi has a 500-foot range and can support up to 3,000 users. With the WoW’s WiFi speeds, you can share a group selfie in two seconds, or upload video of a 20-minute concert in under a minute. The WoW makes it easier than ever to livestream a show, download a festival app, or upload a full photoset, all right from an event.
The WoW is just one more way we’re bringing people fast, reliable Internet connections wherever they are. With more than 17 million hotspots nationwide, we’re making it easier for people to get connected to the things they love.
Here’s where you can find the WoW next in the Boston area:
- July 25: Tuesday Tunes – Boston City Hall Plaza
- July 28-30: Lowell Folk Festival
- July 31: National Night Out – Roslindale
- August 8: Tuesday Tunes – Boston City Hall Plaza
Stop by, get online, and say hello to Johnny Hotspot.