Comcast, U.S' leading provider of communications products and services, launches its high-speed wireless data service tomorrow in Portland as the company kicks off its nationwide rollout of Comcast High-Speed 2go.
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 U.S. via wireless data cards. Comcast will be selling this wireless service bundled with one or more of its Internet, phone and television products.
Comcast is selling two different data cards and service plans:
- Comcast High-Speed 2go Metro service uses a 4G-only data card giving 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 automatically switches between available 4G and 3G networks.
Comcast will offer the "Fast Pack" for $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 up to 4 Mbps download speed. 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.
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.