Comcast has come to an agreement with Liberty Global to allow users to access each other’s Wi-Fi networks around the world by 2015.
At the moment, Comcast has approximately three million Wi-Fi hotspots in the US while Liberty Global has around 2.5 million Wi-Fi hotspots in various countries in Europe. Comcast says that they expect their US hotspot to grow to eight million by early 2015.
“This is our first step in bringing global Wi-Fi connectivity to our customers,” said Tom Nagel, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Comcast Cable. “We are excited to be working with Liberty Global and see this partnership as a great opportunity to further expand our Wi-Fi footprint and offer fast and secure wireless broadband service to our customers, not only while they are here in the United States, but also while they are traveling overseas.” – MarketWatch
Comcast customers can access these networks by using their Comcast e-mail and password.
It is estimated that approximately 11 million people from the United States visit Europe and 12 million people form Europe visit the United States.