Comcast unveils wireless service, Xfinity Mobile, for $45-$65 a month
The cable and Internet provider spelled out the details Thursday on the wireless service that CEO Brian Roberts announced in September. The newly branded Xfinity Mobile service leverages Verizon Wireless' network and launches mid-year. It will be confined to Comcast customers who already pay for home Internet service, as well as potential new Internet subscribers who reside within Comcast's footprint. That area covers markets across the nation, but is missing in places such as New York City and Los Angeles.
"It's really anchored around value-add for the Comcast customer. We're not taking on the entire wireless industry," says Sam Schwartz, chief business development officer for Comcast Cable. Comcast has 29 million customer relationships, he says, and is the largest residential Internet service provider in the country.