Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA - News, CMCSK - News), the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information, and communications products and services, launched its high-speed wireless data service in Atlanta today as the company continues its nationwide rollout of Comcast High-Speed 2go((TM)).
Comcast's High-Speed 2go is a fourth-generation or 4G wireless high-speed data service that provides the fastest available wireless Internet in the nation via wireless data cards. Comcast will be selling this wireless service bundled with one or more of its popular Internet, phone and television products, providing mobile broadband where ever and whenever customers need to be connected.
"Atlanta is known for being one of the most progressive cities in the Southeast and having the first and only 4G service bundled with the nation's fastest fast Internet speeds is evidence to that fact," said Larry Schweber, Vice President of Marketing for Comcast's Atlanta region. "Comcast continues to drive innovation in the market whether it's with video, voice, the Internet or now wireless - all for the ultimate benefit of customers in Atlanta."
Comcast is selling two different data cards and service plans:
* Comcast High-Speed 2go Metro service uses a 4G-only data card giving customers the fastest wireless service within the 4G metro coverage area. The Metro device operates only in a 4G service footprint.
* Comcast High-Speed 2go Nationwide service delivers the fastest metro 4G service plus coast-to-coast access on Sprint's national 3G network. The Nationwide device switches between available 4G and 3G networks.
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 Internet. The combination of the two is a unique proposition and the only package of its kind available in Atlanta today.
For the first time, consumers will have bundled access to both the fastest wired and wireless Internet in the nation - sold together at launch as a "Fast Pack" for as low as $49.99 per month for one year. Both new and existing Comcast customers will be eligible for special bundled pricing, with Triple Play customers receiving 4G wireless as an add-on for as low as $30 per month. Visit www.comcast.com/highspeed2go for additional pricing plans and service packages.
The $49.99 Fast Pack Metro service includes Comcast's 12 Mbps home Internet service, a free WiFi router for mobility and extended coverage in the home, and 4G service that will provide 3 to 6 Mbps average download speeds 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 is selling wireless data services following its investment in Clearwire in November 2008. Comcast's 4G service will be provided via the Clearwire network, and its 3G service will be provided by Sprint's nationwide 3G 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.