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Comcast customers filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in federal court, claiming that its business practices result in higher electricity costs, slower internet connections and increased security vulnerabilities
on behalf of all Xfinity customers ‒ accuse Comcast of using their leased router without their permission, leading to a higher financial burden, lower productivity and increased security vulnerabilities
Comcast’s practices, they claim... ...violates several federal and California laws, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 USC § 1030), the state’s Comprehensive Computer Data Access and Fraud Act and California’s Unfair Competition Law
The new wireless routers the Company issues consume vastly more electricity in order to broadcast the second, public Xfinity Wi-Fi Hotspot, which cost is born [sic] by the residential customer
this unauthorized broadcasting of a secondary, public Wi-Fi network from the customer’s wireless router degrades the performance of the customer’s home Wi-Fi network
any activity on the public Xfinity WiFi Hotspot will appear as though it originated from the Comcast customer’s IP address
originally posted by: mikell
I unplug my router when were not using it. I guess I was thinking ahead. No wonder there's no on off switch.
originally posted by: LoneGunMan
Its not a free hotspot. You have to log in with your browser and it gives you an option to pay per hour via credit card.
They are such crooks!
How do I disable/enable the Home Hotspot feature?
We encourage all subscribers to keep this feature enabled as it allows more people to enjoy the benefits of XFINITY WiFi, but you will always have the ability to disable the XFINITY WiFi feature on your Wireless Gateway. Visit My Account at customer.comcast.com... click on “Users & Preferences” and then select “Manage XFINITY WiFi” or call 1-800-XFINITY