Northwestern first in Midwest to offer free streaming cable in dorms

Northwestern University is rolling out a new perk for students that no Ivy League school can match — full streaming cable service for all dorm dwellers. Beginning this fall, Xfinity on Campus will provide residential students more than 130 live channels, including everything from major broadcast networks to Comedy Central, sent via WiFi to their computers, laptops and mobile devices. […] Northwestern is the first university in the Midwest to offer the service, and one of only eight across the U.S., Comcast said Monday. The cost for streaming cable is included in the rent for campus housing. Students can upgrade their service to gain access to premium channels such as HBO and Showtime. – Robert Channick,Chicago Tribune