Cox to Launch Its Own Wireless Network
Cable provider Cox Communications plans to launch and operate wireless service in the U.S. The company indicated that it feels the need to compete with wireless companies and wants the ability to offer bundled services that include wireless. Cox mostly serves the south and southwest regions, and said that it will offer post-paid and pre-paid cellular phone service as well as wireless data service in those areas. It will forge roaming agreements with the other wireless carriers to provide roaming capabilities. Cox also indicated that it hopes to push mobile video services to its customers. The company did not discuss pricing or timeline details, nor did it say what types of phones it expects to offer.
Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless
Charter Communications followed Comcast's lead this week and also disclosed plans to offer wireless service in the future. Charter's offering will mirror that of Comcast's.
Comcast Targeting Mid-2017 for Wireless Network Launch
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts today said the company plans to offer wireless service as soon as the middle of 2017. The service will rely on some 15 million WiFi hotspots Comcast has located around the country, as well as cellular access via Verizon Wireless.
Google Says Google-Branded Network to Launch in Months
Google today said the company will announce Google-branded wireless service at some point in the coming months. The comments were made by Google's Sundar Pichai, who was speaking at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.
U.S. Cellular Says LTE Buildout Largely Complete
U.S. Cellular has finished building its LTE network, said the company, which now provides LTE coverage to 99% of its customers.
I guess with that combination, they can afford bold and risky moves
Wireless, broadband, and home phone.
"I had Direct tv, but once I switched to Cox, my life became easier"....
Cox: "It isn't hard!" (Phone, Internet, and Wireless!)
I cannot wait until Cox penetrates the market down here.
But.... you know what happens when you don't pay your bill, right?