Excite@Home goes retail with modems, self-install kits at RadioShack
Excite@Home announced a deal in which customers in its service areas will be able to buy the company's new QuickStart installation kit along with a cable modem at RadioShack stores. The move is designed to accelerate the adoption of cable-broadband service among consumers.
As previously announced, the kit, which will retail for $29.95, will also be sold in Circuit City and CompUSA stores.
Also participating in this agreement are Excite@Home's MSO partners, which include Comcast Communications, AT&T Broadband and Cox Communications. Comcast will be the first operator to launch with RadioShack and to offer the QuickStart kit in the fourth quarter of this year. It will be available in Comcast markets including Philadelphia, Baltimore, the Washington, D.C., metro area and New Jersey.