Cable Technology Feature Article
June 29, 2009
Comcast Launches Wireless Broadband Service
By Gary Kim, Contributing Editor
Comcast (News - Alert) is launching its mobile broadband service in Portland, Ore., and will roll the service out nationwide. Comcast "High-Speed 2go" is available in both local versions that work within a single metro area as well as a version that includes nationwide access using the Sprint (News - Alert) 3G network.
Comcast appears to want to avoid cannibalization of its existing cable modem customer base, and is offering the service only as part of a bundle including cable modem and wireless service. The introductory pricing includes cable modem and wireless service for $49.99 per month for one year.
Both new and existing Comcast customers will be eligible for special bundled pricing, with Triple Play (News - Alert) customers receiving 4G wireless as an add-on for as low as $30 per month.
The $49.99 "Fast Pack Metro" service includes Comcast’s 12 Mbps home Internet service, a free WiFi (News - Alert) router for mobility and extended coverage in the home, and 4G service that will provide up to 4 Mbps download speed when customers are on the go.
For an additional $20 per month, consumers can upgrade to the "Fast Pack Nationwide" service that includes the same services plus nationwide 3G mobile network access.
Comcast also will be selling High-Speed 2go to small-to-mid-sized businesses through Comcast Business Services sales teams.
Gary Kim (News - Alert) is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Gary’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Tim Gray