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Comcast’s Xfinity WiFi van stationed in LaPlace to get community back online

LAPLACE — To help those impacted by Hurricane Ida stay in touch with family and friends and get important updates, Comcast has brought its mobile Xfinity WiFi vans to LaPlace and Houma. Residents who are in range of the vans will have free internet access.

The free service is available for anyone to use, including non-Xfinity customers.

The LaPlace van is located at 300 W. Airline Highway, in the Home Depot parking lot.

The Houma van location is 1633 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, in the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot.

Hours of operation for both locations are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The van’s Wi-Fi can accommodate up to 300 users at one time.

The most effective way to get outage updates and information about Comcast services is to visit Xfinity.com/MyAccount or to access the Xfinity My Account app from any secure, internet-enabled mobile device.