Comcast turns customer routers into public WiFi hotspots. | Geeks are Sexy Technology News. Comcast is about to start a controversial initiative, in which Comcast customer devices will broadcast a public SSID signal along with the customer signal, to provide many thousands of hotspots that can be used by anyone in range of the router. Comcast calls it the "neighborhood hotspot initiative". I call it a nightmare. Even if you use the excuse that the dastardly passer by downloaded that malicious or evil file, that won't stop the investigators from blaming it on you. In these days and times, when everything you do online is apparently being piped to your government, which is here to help you, I find this creepy to the max. What do you all think?