Connectivity is arguably the most sought-after technology feature in our digital world. Internet access from phones, tablets and other electronic devices is no longer an accessory, it’s a necessity.
According to Pew Research Center, roughly 77 percent of Americans have smartphones and 88 percent use the internet. As a result of the increase in smartphones, the mobile data usage across North America will grow by at least 30 percent each year until 2021.
With more people expected to consume the same data sources on their mobile devices, a fast, reliable and secure internet connection is a must.
XFINITY customers can enjoy the perks of more than 17 million hotspots nationwide – at no additional cost, and are only a hotspot away from downloading Snap Stories and uploading Instagram videos.
“My favorite feature is the one-time login,” said Rob Ponto, Senior Public Relations Manager of Comcast Michigan. “Once you sign-in, your credentials are remembered and you can connect to the XFINITY WiFi app which then enables your device to connect to XFINITY WiFi hotspots at work, friends’ houses or around town.”
We searched the XFINITY interactive hotspot finder to uncover some popular activities that can be enjoyed across Michigan this summer, without racking up data charges.
Grand Rapids – Home to famous museums and the renowned ArtPrize festival, Grand Rapids is a great destination for a weekend getaway. The city is also home to hundreds of XFINITY WiFi hotspots, so you can check out the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum or stroll through ArtPrize this fall while streaming and sharing for free.
Detroit – The Detroit sports and restaurant scenes have been revitalized in recent years. Midtown is bustling and Campus Martius even has a beach. Whether you are at the Magic Stick in Midtown, near the new District Detroit or grabbing a bite at the new Shake Shack, you’re close to free WiFi.
Lansing – An eclectic mix of attractions await visitors from nearby Michigan State University (which also has hotspots) and from across the state to the Capitol of Michigan. Lansing’s Stadium District has become one of the city’s busiest neighborhoods with minor league baseball team, the Lansing Lugnuts. Other Lansing must-visit destinations include the new downtown Strange Matter Coffee Co., Lansing Brewing Company and the Farmer’s Market at the Capitol Building.
Ann Arbor – As the home to University of Michigan, Ann Arbor features a melting pot of cultures. The diversity contributes to a plethora of art, food, recreation, festivals and event opportunities for tourists. Many hotspots are available near these stops: Zingerman’s Deli, the trendy Shinola Ann Arbor Store and the Michigan Theatre.
South Haven – Beach towns are synonymous with Michigan summertime. This southwest city offers up a picturesque shoreline, and an array of restaurants and shops like the Decadent Dog, an upscale dog boutique.
With hotspots across Michigan, and millions of hotspots across the U.S., your streaming, Tweeting and downloading are covered. But only if you download the app!
Not sure where to find an XFINITY WiFi hotspot? Visit our interactive map.