Today Comcast announced that it is releasing a new WiFi router that will make sure you will have internet even if the power goes out. This new Sorm-Ready WiFi router comes with a built-in cellular back-up and a four-hour rechargeable battery. This means you can keep working if the power goes out. It also means you can stay connected to important information during bad weather.
“With severe weather impacting many parts of the country, there has never been a greater need for a back-up connectivity solution. Comcast’s new Storm-Ready WiFi device is equipped with cellular back-up and a four-hour rechargeable battery, more than enough power to keep customers up and running for the average power outage in the U.S. of two hours*. Storm-Ready WiFi gives customers peace of mind that they’ll be able to maintain connectivity at home, as it provides a seamless connection with auto failover. When the power goes out, the customer’s network is automatically transitioned to cellular back-up so they can continue the use of their Internet.” Comcast said in a statement.
“With so much of our daily lives dependent on WiFi connectivity, we knew our customers needed a product that could help keep them connected no matter what life throws at them – even during a storm,” said Emily Waldorf, SVP, Consumer Internet Services, Comcast Cable. “Storm-Ready WiFi is that solution.”
This is great news for cord cutters who don’t want to miss the game. Now you can just grab your tablet or laptop and you can keep streaming.
This new router costs $252 as a one-time payment and an extra $7 a month. You can learn more about Storm-Ready WiFi from Comcast HERE.
Terms and conditions:
Restrictions apply. Only available in areas within range of applicable 4G LTE cellular signal. Requires Xfinity Internet with 800 Mbps service or higher and compatible Gateway. Fully charged Xfinity Battery Backup will provide up to 4 hours of power. Device runs on cellular 4G LTE (data plans not affected). During power outages, Internet will be reduced to speeds up to 30 Mbps download/7 Mbps upload. Actual speeds will vary and are not guaranteed. See pricing and other information for details.