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Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless

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Sep 23, 2016, 7:21 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

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. Charter has an agreement with Verizon Wireless that allows it to sell access to Verizon's network as a wholesaler. Charter will combine that with a network of WiFi access points to provide its cable TV customers with wireless service. Charter believes the wireless offer could convince more consumers to subscribe to its cable TV products. Charter did not say when such a service might launch. Comcast said it plans to launch its wireless service by the middle of 2017.

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Charles Bigelow

Sep 26, 2016, 11:07 AM

Charter Joins Comcast

Two ripoff TV carriers.
What do they think? Rip off wireless customers too?
They better be super competitive in their pricing.

Sep 23, 2016, 12:31 PM

The Really bad part of this all...

Is that it uses the second hidden AP that is enabled by default on all Comcast X1 routers. And if I recall my Ex's setup correctly, cannot be disabled per the terms of the X1 contract.

So anyone within wifi range of Your X1 router will automatically be piggybacking on Your pipe, which Concast being a distributed network, is probably already significantly slower at peak times or if you just have a less than optimal connection to begin with.

And I bet it will also take a significant performance hit if there are multiple users talking over your connection at once.

Typical Concast, but no surprise that all the other Cable-co's will want to play too. They have in effect created a shady spotty cellular network anywhere they have sub's ...
Comcast is horrible. I was paying frontier $30 per month for 30/5 for two years, and never had a problem. I got a rock steady 30/5 regardless of the time of day, solar flares, high tide, full moon, or whatever other lines of crap Comcast gives its cus...
Maybe I'm remembering this wrong, but weren't you in the camp that was against net neutrality?

Sep 23, 2016, 12:08 PM

I can't be

The only one that heard the imperial march in my head while I read this.
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