Comcast Corporation has launched its high-speed wireless data service in the Sacramento area (including Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom and Roseville) as the company continues its nationwide rollout of Xfinity Internet 2go. Comcast launched the service in Stockton, Modesto, Lathrop and Visalia last month.
Xfinity Internet 2go provides a mobile Internet solution via wireless data cards. Comcast offers a fourth-generation or 4G wireless service in addition to a nationwide 3G wireless service. Comcast is selling this wireless service independently or as an add-on with one or more of its Internet, TV or voice products.
Comcast is selling three different data cards and service plans:
- Metro (4G) service uses a 4G-only data card, giving customers wireless service within the 4G metro coverage area. The 4G device operates only in a 4G network footprint.
- 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.
- Nationwide Preferred (4G/3G) service delivers fast metro 4G service plus coast-to-coast access on Sprint’s national 3G network. The 4G/3G device operates by switching between available 4G and 3G networks.
Comcast is selling wireless data services following its investment in Clearwire in November 2008. Comcast’s 4G service will be provided via the Clearwire network, and its 3G service will be provided by Sprint’s nationwide 3G network.