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Comcast Launches Wireless

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The joint venture between the cable industry and Sprint Nextel launched Comcast’s Mobile Access today. The service is available in Portland and Boston. The turf wars continue.

Though the service is available to those with a Comcast cable connection, the broadband provider says the full value of the service comes when the subscribers also sign up for Internet and Voice plans. Currently, four handsets work with this new offering.

As you might remember, Time Warner Cable and Comcast had teamed up with Sprint to offer what is being now called quad-play. Cox and Advanced Communications are other partners in this alliance. Time Warner has already launched its service in two markets, Raleigh, NC and Austin, Texas.

There is a widely held belief that with this four play offering, the cable companies can steal even more subscribers away from the phone companies. Lets wait and see if that really happens.

3 Responses to “Comcast Launches Wireless”

  1. Jesse Kopelman

    I can tell you that in Boston they aren’t spending much effort on marketing. I have seen no commercials, received no snail or e-mail solicitations, nor even seen anything about it when I paid my bill online this week.

    The big question is when is the FMC offering coming out? Geting decent indoor coverage and/or discounted calling at home would be a very compelling offer to Comcast Broadband subscribers.