In the media: Comcast 'Clears' Denver for 4G in 2011

Thu, 08/19/2010 - 8:40am
Mike Robuck

Comcast plans to bow its 4G mobile broadband service in the Denver area in the first quarter of next year.

The Denver Post cited Comcast executive vice president David Cohen as the source for the timing of the Denver launch. Last month, Comcast announced it was reselling Clearwire's WiMAX service, which Clearwire calls Clear, in 10 additional markets.

Clearwire announced in March that its WiMAX service would be available in Denver this year, along with additional cities, but Cohen was quoted in The Denver Post story as saying that Clearwire was behind schedule, and that both Clearwire and Comcast would launch their respective services at the same time.

A spokesman for Sprint, which, along with Time Warner Cable and Comcast, is a stakeholder in Clearwire, told The Post that the 4G service was still on track to launch in Denver this year.

After Clearwire launched its service in May, Comcast's brand of the 4G service, High-Speed 2go, became available in Baltimore; Richmond, Va.; Washington, D.C.; and Harrisburg, York, Scranton, Reading, Lancaster, State College and Lebanon in Pennsylvania.

In other Comcast news related to the Centennial State, earlier this week the Outdoor Channel said it had been moved from Comcast's sports tier to the Preferred tier in the cable operator's systems in southern Colorado. The Preferred tier has a broader range of subscribers than the sports tier, which means potentially more viewers for the Outdoor Channel.

Starting Tuesday, Comcast customers in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Trinidad will have access to the Outdoor Channel on Comcast's Preferred tier.

More Broadband Direct 8/19/10:

•  In the media: Comcast 'Clears' Denver for 4G in 2011
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•  Verizon looking at taking TV shows to iPad
•  Broadcom turbo charges channel-change speeds; Comcast a customer
•  D-Link introduces portable 3G wireless router
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•  Music royalty talks consider cell phone mandate
•  Intel to buy McAfee in $7.68B deal
•  Broadband Briefs for August 19, 2010



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