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Comcast WiMaxes Portland

2:50 PM -- Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is planning to offer an MSO-branded WiMax service by mid-year in Portland, Ore., according to this blog post over at The Oregonian.

Evidently, Comcast's partnership with Clearwire LLC (Nasdaq: CLWR) came up during an interview with MSO COO Steve Burke, who was in town to talk up the Dream Big marketing tilt. (See Cable Plays Clearwire Card.)

The question now is whether other Comcast markets on Clearwire's 2009 relaunch or deployment roadmap -- Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia, for example -- will be joining the cable-WiMax fun later this year, as well. (See Clearwire Preps $1.5B Deployment in '09.)

We've run that question by Comcast, so we'll keep you posted.

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

Jeff Baumgartner 12/5/2012 | 4:09:25 PM
re: Comcast WiMaxes Portland Comcast spokeswoman Mary Nell Westbrook confirms that the MSO is on target for a summer WiMax launch in Portland.-á Pricing? A brand name for Comcast's WiMax offering? Service bundle options?-á A specific launch date? Those details are still in the incubation stage.-á-á Also, Comcast had nothing to say about where it might offer WiMax next.
kaps 12/5/2012 | 4:09:23 PM
re: Comcast WiMaxes Portland


Clearwire actually said Comcast would offer wireless for resale in Portland later this year at the Portland Clear launch -- even adding that Comcast wouldn't be allowed to sell just wireless, but that it would have to be part of a bundle.




So -- not a surprise or a leak, right?




 




 


kaps 12/5/2012 | 4:09:23 PM
re: Comcast WiMaxes Portland


Clearwire actually said Comcast would offer wireless for resale in Portland later this year at the Portland Clear launch -- even adding that Comcast wouldn't be allowed to sell just wireless, but that it would have to be part of a bundle.




So -- not a surprise or a leak, right?




 




 


Jeff Baumgartner 12/5/2012 | 4:09:21 PM
re: Comcast WiMaxes Portland


That's true. But we have a better sense of the timing, at least...although saying things like mid-year and this summer still gives Comcast lots of wiggle room.


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