Comcast's Mobile Future Still Murky
Comcast is looking at ways to deliver on-demand video content to its subscribers via the Internet. Comcast Chief Financial Officer Michael Angelaks said, "As you know, we are testing today a service called On Demand Online. I can envision some point in the future that having a wireless component. And there has been lots of discussion about voice clients at some point and I don't want to say much more than that, but I think that data is really an important product for us to lead in the wireless side." Comcast's short-term goals include delivering mobile Internet to laptops and similar devices, as well as on-demand video. Comcast does not plan to offer on-demand TV content to mobile phones, nor does it have immediate plans to offer any voice services, but Comcast is still exploring those possibilities.
Comcast Details Mobile Phone Service as Xfinity Mobile
Comcast today revealed details of its forthcoming Xfinity Mobile phone service. The company will use Verizon's 4G LTE network for the service, using an existing MVNO agreement.
Comcast to Launch Mobile Phone Service Mid-Year
Comcast intends to sell wireless service alongside its internet, TV, and home phone offerings later this year. Comcast has not built its own wireless network; rather, it is making good on a reseller agreement it signed with Verizon Wireless back in 2012.
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.
FCC Queries AT&T, T-Mobile, Comcast Over Free Streaming
The FCC has sent letters to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Comcast seeking more details about various programs offered by the three companies that allow customers to stream select services at no cost. AT&T offers sponsored data to some customers in limited form.
(Three months later Comcast increases their rates $15 in addition to the $12 they seem to jack it up every three months anyway)
GOOD GOD, NOOO!!!
I will play Devil's advocate...
I think it's great!!!