Now that Clearwire's 4G WiMAX network is up and running, Sprint and Comcast (who both partnered with Clearwire) are both using it for 4G WiMAX wireless services.
Today Comcast introduced Xfinity Internet 2go, a way to keep your computer connected anywhere you go with a wireless data card (a USB stick) that can connect with 3G (Sprint's network) or 4G (Clearwire's network) speeds. It's available for Florida customers in St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Indian River, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Both your home wired Interent and outside-the-home wireless Internet from Comcast are sold bundled together as a "Fast Pack." There's two different data cards with two different prices:
- The cheaper one is Fast Pack Nationwide that only uses 3G wireless speeds, and that starts at $54.99 a month for 2GB of data, or $64.99 for 4GB. You get Xfinity Internet service for the home with speeds up to 12 Mbps, a free home WiFi router and nationwide 3G mobile network access.
- The upgrade is Fast Pack Nationwide Preferred that can use the faster 4G WiMAX service when you're in an area with 4G, and that starts at $69.99 a month.
If you don't want to do that Fast Pack bundle and just want to add the Internet 2go to your current Xfinity Internet plan, it starts at $40 a month for just 3G, and $55 a month for both 3G and 4G speeds.
Those prices will go up after the first 12 months of service, and you can see details on pricing and the data limits on each package at comcast.com/2go.