Comcast introduced wireless service in Boston and Portland, OR, the first fruits of the Sprint Nextel joint venture with several cable companies that include Comcast and Time Warner. Customers who want Comcast's Mobile Access service must at least purchase cable service from Comcast, but the cable operator is pushing the quadruple play of wireless, cable, voice and high-speed data. The service also offers converged voicemail and mobile television offerings for $15 or $25 per month. However, Comcast noted that "Comcast Mobile TV does not include the full cable TV channel line-up that subscribers receive on their home cable package." We'll see how hot the quadruple play turns out to be. As I noted on Monday, Liberty Global and Cablevision aren't too bullish on the wireless element.
For more about Comcast's wireless offering:
- take a look at this article from RCR Wireless News