It’s not just cable: Comcast-Time Warner would create a Wi-Fi powerhouse — Tech News and Analysis
"Comcast and Time Warner don’t just have big cable networks, they have a lot of Wi-Fi. Those networks could be rented out to other carriers or used to launch a mobile data service of their own. Comcast could use its souped-up hotspot network as a launching point for becoming a mobile provider in its own right. It can’t build a mobile data network on Wi-Fi alone. It simply wouldn’t be able to squeeze the coverage out of it on a cellular network. But there’s a growing trend toward “Wi-Fi first” mobile carriers in the U.S., popularized by Iliad’s Free Mobile in France, and emerging in the U.S. with mobile virtual network operators like Republic Wireless." ...
As this site is now reader-supported via Patreon, the remainder of this article is only available to subscribers at a specific patronage level. Articles at patronage levels BRONZE, SILVER, and GOLD are denoted by the categories in blue capital letters above the post. Posts categorized DAILY are available to both SILVER and GOLD patrons.
Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.