Comcast offers wireless 4G to go

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San Francisco (CA) – Comcast has kicked off a nationwide rollout of its wireless high-speed 3G and 4G data service. The company claims that High-Speed 2go provides the “fastest available wireless Internet in the nation.”

“With the launch of High-Speed 2go, we also deliver the nation’s fastest wireless Internet,” spun Cathy Avgiris, a senior Comcast VP. “Comcast High-Speed 2go now gives consumers the best of both worlds, the fastest fast at home and on the go.”

According to Avgiris, 4G service is provided via the Clearwire network, while Comcast’s 3G service is carried through Sprint’s nationwide 3G grid.

High-Speed 2go is currently available in two configurations:

  • Metro Service – A $100 4G-only data card that offers wireless service within the 4G metro coverage area.
  • Nationwide Service – Provides metro 4G service and coast-to-coast (3G) access via Sprint’s national 3G network.

“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,” Comcast explained in a statement.

The Fast Pack Metro service includes 12 Mbps home Internet service, a free WiFi router and 4G service with up to 4 Mbps download speed. An additional $20 per month will allow users to access 3G mobile networks nationwide.

Although High-Speed 2go is currently only available in Portland, Comcast plans to expand the service to a number of other cities by 2010, including Chicago, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

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