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Comcast will launch its own wireless service next year

Engadget logo Engadget 20/09/2016 Richard Lawler
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Rumors have suggested a WiFi-powered wireless service from Comcast for years, and today at a Goldman Sachs event its CEO confirmed the move. Brian Roberts said that in mid-2017 Comcast will launch a wireless offering that combines access to hotspots with Verizon service, which is apparently based on access included in a 2011 spectrum deal.

Although he said it was too early to give much detail, the revelation came just after Roberts demonstrated Netflix on a Comcast X1 set-top box for the first time, so apparently, it's just that kind of day. In New York City Cablevision launched a WiFi-powered wireless service last year, although we haven't heard much about Freewheel since.Comcast webcast

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