Comcast Launches High-Speed Wireless Data Service in Boston
BOSTON, May 4 /PRNewswire/ –Comcast, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services, today announced the launch of its high-speed wireless data service in Boston, as the company continues its nationwide rollout of High-Speed 2go(TM).
In its initial offering, Comcast’s High-Speed 2go is a third-generation or 3G wireless high-speed data service that provides nationwide wireless Internet service via wireless data cards. Comcast is now offering this wireless service bundled with one or more of its popular XFINITY Internet, XFINITY TV or XFINITY Voice products, providing mobile broadband where ever and whenever customers need to be connected. Later in the year, Comcast will offer a 4G High-Speed 2go product delivered via the Clearwire network in the Boston market.
“We are thrilled to now offer our wireless High-Speed 2go service to our busy, on-the-move Boston area customers so they can access the Internet from anywhere, anytime,” said Steve Hackley, Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Greater Boston Region. “Whether it’s XFINITY TV, Internet, Voice and now High-Speed 2go, Comcast continues to drive innovation throughout the Boston area to deliver more access, more convenience and more choice for our customers.”
For the first time, consumers will have bundled access to both blazing fast wired download speeds and wireless Internet sold together as a “Fast Pack.” The Fast Pack Nationwide 3G service includes XFINITY Internet service for the home with speeds up to 12Mbps, a free WiFi router for mobility and extended coverage in the home and nationwide 3G mobile network access. The Fast Pack Nationwide bundle is available starting at the introductory price of $54.99 per month for 12 months. Customers who already subscribe to XFINITY Internet will be able to sign up for High-Speed 2go Nationwide 3G service for as low as $40 per month.
The world-class services Comcast is known for in the home are beginning to be extended to where consumers work, live and play. High-speed mobile Internet is one of the first products consumers want as a natural extension of Comcast’s super fast wired high-speed XFINITY Internet.
Comcast is selling wireless data services following its investment in Clearwire in November 2008. Comcast’s 3G service in Boston operates on Sprint’s national 3G network. Its 4G service, set to roll out in Boston later this year, will be delivered via the Clearwire network. Comcast is one of the first investors in Clearwire to bring a service to market and expects that it will continue to add value to existing bundled products.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.5 million cable customers, 16.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.9 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.
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