Comcast debuts 4G/3G mobile hotspot for selected markets

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) subscribers with access to mobile services now can add a Novatel Wireless-built "personal WiFi router" to their pile of consume electronics equipment. The router, introduced by the MSO today, creates "portable and instant" WiFi hotspots using Comcast's Xfinity Internet 2go service, Tom Nagle, senior vice president and general manager of Comcast Wireless Services said in a posting on the Comcast website.

The device "uses the 4G and 3G networks for connectivity to the Internet and converts these signals to WiFi so that any of your WiFi devices can be connected (up to five devices at one time) and get Internet service," Nagle wrote.

The new device upgrades the Xfinity Internet 2ggo service because it doesn't require USB data cards or a PC and "will connect any WiFi-enabled device to the Internet," Nagle wrote.

Internet speeds are dependent on whether the service is getting 4G signals (6 Mbps) or 3G (1.4 Mbps).

For more:
- see Comcast's blog

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