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Comcast may be working on a mobile network

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Comcast may be working on a mobile network
There have been rumors out there for years that Google has been looking into building its own wireless network, and lots of users are pretty excited for that possibility. Now, there's a rumor that Comcast may also be looking into building its own mobile network, but we're not so sure that Comcast would generate the same kind of optimism from consumers.

Word has it that Comcast is looking to build a mobile network that primarily uses Wi-Fi for connection, but can fall back on cell service leased from the current crop of wireless carriers. Comcast already has a huge network of public hotspots (the number is currently over 500,000 in the U.S.), as well as through special residential routers that could be placed in as many as eight million homes. 

Once you get out of range of that network of hotspots and routers, your Comcast device would then switch to service through an established carrier. It is unclear as yet which carrier would be dealing with Comcast, because the plans are still quite far off. Apparently, Comcast is still in the early stages of its plans, so there's no guarantee yet that this network will even come to pass. 

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posted on 08 Apr 2014, 20:38 1

1. Sauce (unregistered)

Word has it that Comcast is…Ugh just read it yourself.


posted on 08 Apr 2014, 20:54

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

AT&T on the other hand... Paying $40 a month for 1mbps speeds at home, outages for no reason and terrible customer service? I pay less than $30 a month and get speeds up to 30mbps with Comcast and only had one outage in the past three years. Comcast > AT&T

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 21:21

3. Sauce (unregistered)

I can't stand AT&T for the life of me. I can't wait for the day AT&T burns to the ground.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 22:06

4. wkm001 (Posts: 143; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)

This sounds exactly like what Steve jobs wanted to do when he released the iPhone. Then he hooked up with AT&T because Verizon didn't want to play ball.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 07:12

5. Guti986 (Posts: 78; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)

Completely missing the point, but he hooked up with cingular, not at&t. the contract was just acquired. But again, I'm missing the point. lol

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