Today Spectrum announced it is opening up its network of 44,000 Spectrum WiFi hotspots in North and South Carolina to anyone who needs them. Typically you have to be a Spectrum customer to access these networks but right now during Hurricane Dorian, spectrum is removing the need for a username and password to access its WiFi hotspots.
“In support of the response to Hurricane Dorian, Charter Communications, Inc. has opened more than 44,000 Spectrum WiFi hotspots in North and South Carolina. These hotspots are open to all users until further notice in coastal communities like Wilmington, N.C., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., as well as inland to the Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Fayetteville and Greensboro areas,” Spectrum said in a statement on its website.
To find a Spectrum WiFi in North and South Carolina, just go to https://www.spectrum.com/wifi-hotspots for more information on the location of Spectrum WiFi hotspots. To connect your device, look for the “SpectrumWiFi” network under your device’s WiFi settings.
The good news is you can use this WiFi to access a live stream of Hurricane Dorian coverage. How to watch live coverage of Hurricane Dorian online:
Now The Weather Channel is not your only option to watch live coverage of Dorian. Here are some 100% free option:
Looking for something other than the Weather Channel? Check out WeatherNation, a free 24/7 news channel available on every major streaming player such as the Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.
Local weather is often the best weather to see what is happening in your hometown. The first option is always a great antenna to get your local station. (During Hurricane Harvey, many cable networks went out but over the air TV stayed on the air.)
Sadly locals are not always available over the air. NewsON is a free service currently available on Roku and many smartphones. With NewsON you can stream your local news for free live and on-demand, giving you access to all the news you need every day.
Note: AT&T TV NOW also offers The Weather Channel but charges more than $100 a month.
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