Comcast has launched its 4G or fourth generation high-speed wireless data service in the Boston area as the company continues its nationwide rollout of High-Speed 2go. Today’s launch builds upon the success of Comcast’s High-Speed 2go 3G offering, which was introduced in May 2010.
Comcast’s High-Speed 2go is a mobile Internet solution that provides wireless Internet via wireless data cards. Comcast now offers a fourth-generation or 4G wireless service in addition to a nationwide 3G wireless service. Comcast is selling this wireless service bundled with one or more of its Internet, phone and television products.
Comcast is selling wireless data services following its investment in Clearwire in November 2008. Comcast’s 4G service is provided via the Clearwire network, and its 3G service is provided by Sprint’s nationwide 3G network.
Comcast is now selling three different data cards and service plans:
- High-Speed 2go Metro (4G) service uses a 4G-only data card within the 4G metro coverage area. The 4G device operates only in a 4G network footprint.
- 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.
- High-Speed 2go Nationwide Preferred (4G/3G) service delivers 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.