Cox To Launch Hot Spots Tuesday, New WiFi Service

Paul GutierrezOMAHA (KPTM) - All throughout Omaha there are plenty of hot spots, but now those two words are about to take on new meaning.Starting May 20th, customers always on the move will get the chance to tap into the web at no extra cost. It's all part of a new WiFi service Cox Communications will unveil."You can download videos, you can go to Facebook, you can watch FOX News," explained Kristin Peck, Vice President of Public Affairs.The resource is the result of popular demand. The days of accessing the Internet by running your mobile plan dry is about to be phased out."Customers told us they want safe, reliable, high speed Internet wherever they go," said Peck.On Tuesday, more than 400 hot spots across the metro will be ready to go. From downtown, midtown, Dundee and beyond customers will be able to go to a designated area and begin using the new service. "It's very exciting," said Skyler Krause, a social media user.Krause is looking forward to the day her neighborhood goes live."I can bring my stuff to work. I can do my work at work, instead of just being at home or trying to find someplace else."After the May 20th launch, Cox will also look to expand the hot spots to other locations. Those places include Bellevue, Papillion and La Vista. For the closest hot spot near you, check out this website starting Tuesday: