Comcast reselling Clear in 10 more markets
Comcast is reselling Clearwire WiMAX in 10 more markets, all in its Eastern Division.
The MSO is extending to the new markets the set of bundles it has devised that combine Comcast's standard cable modem service and wireless access.
The markets Comcast is offering the 4G service in, which it calls High-Speed 2go, are Baltimore; Richmond, Va.; Washington, D.C.; and Harrisburg, York, Scranton, Reading, Lancaster, State College and Lebanon in Pennsylvania. Clearwire set up in these areas in mid-May.
Comcast is currently selling two different data cards and service plans in the new markets:
- The High-Speed 2go Nationwide (3G) service uses a 3G-only data card, giving customers nationwide wireless service. The 3G-only device operates on Sprint's national 3G network (Sprint and Comcast are major investors in Clearwire).
- The High-Speed 2go Nationwide Preferred (4G/3G) service connects to 4G service where available. It can also connect to Sprint's national 3G network. The 4G/3G device operates by switching between available 4G and 3G networks.
In some larger markets, including Philadelphia, Comcast has been offering a 4G-only data card.
The monthly fees for the new wired/wireless bundles, called Fast Packs, are mapped against which of these cards a subscriber orders.
Promotional prices start at $54.99 per month for one year for Fast Pack Nationwide, which includes the 3G-only service and Comcast's 12 Mbps home Internet service. The offer includes a free Wi-Fi router for mobility and extended coverage in the home.
The Fast Pack Nationwide Preferred bundle adds 4G service (where available) to nationwide 3G mobile Internet access for an additional $15 per month.