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* [https://hotspots.wifi.xfinity.com/ Comcast Xfinity (the “xfinitywifi” SSID is open to public use during pandemic)]
 
* [https://hotspots.wifi.xfinity.com/ Comcast Xfinity (the “xfinitywifi” SSID is open to public use during pandemic)]
  
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= Resources (National Digital Inclusion Alliance) =
* [http://bit.ly/digcltisp National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) - ISP Offer Updates]
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* [http://bit.ly/digcltisp NDIA - COVID-19 ISP Offer Updates]
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* [https://www.digitalinclusion.org/free-low-cost-internet-plans/ NDIA Free & Low Cost ISP Plans]
  
 
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Revision as of 17:57, 17 April 2020

Open Wi-Fi Maps and Lists
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Team Members David Witkowski
Point of Contact Wilfred Pinfold
Participating Municipalities
Contributors {{{contributors}}}
Website
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Description

States are compiling lists of open Wi-Fi access points for residents who do not have home broadband access. While accessing these sites may be in violation of social distancing and shelter-in-place directives, some people may choose to use this option.

Open Wi-Fi SSIDs are potentially a security risk to users. Use of VPNs and secure website is highly recommended.

Challenges

  • Accessing networks while Maintaining social distancing and abiding by shelter-in-place orders.
  • Implementing VPNs and ensuring use of secure websites on open SSID access points.
  • Avoiding "man in the middle" attacks where malicious access points masquerade as trusted access points.

Implementation (Public Sector)

Implementation (Utilities & ISPs)

Resources (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)