Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information, and communications products and services, announced that it will launch its high-speed wireless data service in the Sacramento area (including Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom and Roseville) today as the company continues its nationwide rollout of XFINITY® Internet 2go. Comcast launched the service in Stockton, Modesto, Lathrop and Visalia last month.
Comcast’s XFINITY Internet 2go provides a mobile Internet solution via wireless data cards. Comcast offers a fourth-generation or 4G wireless service in addition to a nationwide 3G wireless service. Comcast is selling this wireless service independently or as an add-on with one or more of its popular XFINITY Internet, XFINITY TV or XFINITY Voice products, providing mobile broadband wherever and whenever customers need to be connected.
“California is known for its progressive cities that embrace technology and Comcast is proud to bring 4G and 3G wireless service to consumers who are on the go,” said Curt Henninger, regional vice president for Comcast’s California 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 the region.”
Comcast is selling three different data cards and service plans:
- XFINITY Internet 2go Metro (4G) service uses a 4G-only data card, giving customers super-fast wireless service within the 4G metro coverage area. The 4G device operates only in a 4G network footprint.
- XFINITY Internet 2go Nationwide (3G) service uses a 3G-only data card, giving customers nationwide wireless service. The 3G-only device operates on Sprint’s national 3G network.
- XFINITY Internet 2go Nationwide Preferred (4G/3G) service delivers fast metro 4G service plus coast-to-coast access on Sprint’s national 3G network. The 4G/3G device operates by switching between available 4G and 3G networks.
The services Comcast is known for in the home are now extending 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 XFINITY Internet.
Comcast customers will be eligible for special pricing, with new or existing XFINITY Internet customers receiving 4G wireless or 3G wireless as an add-on for as low as $40 a month for the first 12 months. Visit www.comcast.com/2go for additional pricing plans and service packages.
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.
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 22.9 million video customers, 16.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 8.4 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 Wells Fargo Center, and, through Global Spectrum, manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.