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Comcast are introducing a nationwide wireless service for subscribers to access the web anywhere beyond the home. The 4G roll out is part of deal between Comcast and Clearwire Corp and other companies that use the emerging WiMax high-speed mobile technology.
The new service, called Comcast High-Speed 2go, is expected to deliver data to laptops, netbooks and other devices over a wireless network at faster speeds than has been commonly available to date.
Comcast said it will offer download speeds of up to 4 megabits per second. Existing 3G wireless networks typically offer download speeds between 1 and 1.5 megabits a second.
This announcement provides insight into how Comcast are looking to provide TV services beyond the home. It is also fits in nicely with the recent partnership between Time Warner and Comcast to make more content available over the web. Consumers are clearly going to be accessing video content online and the key for operators is to make sure consumers are paying for it. Guaranteeing a quality-of-service/experience in the home and beyond, along with access to prime content, is certainly a good way of making sure consumers are using your networks over others.