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. 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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Comcast and Charter Communications today announced plans to work together on future wireless initiatives. Both companies already acts as MVNOs and resell service from Verizon Wireless.
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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
What do they think? Rip off wireless customers too?
They better be super competitive in their pricing.
The Really bad part of this all...
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 ...
I can't be