Comcast Debuts 4G Personal Hotspot Coverage

Comcast has introduced a new 4G/3G Mobile Hotspot capable of connecting up to five devices to a wireless network up to 30 feet away.

The Comcast Intenet2Go 3G/4G hotspot is a Novatel MiFi (branded by Xfinity) that can deliver some pretty impressive download and upload speeds (up to 6 Mbps down and 1.4 Mbps up in 4G coverage areas). In the absence of WiMax in your area, coverage will revert to CDMA 3G.

Although the Xfinity Internet 2go service offers USB data cards, which plug into the USB port of a laptop, the Mobile Hotspot – which is powered by a rechargeable battery – doesn’t need a PC and will connect any WiFi-enabled device (laptops, eReaders, iPads, tablets, etc.) to the Internet.

“This new product gives customers the flexibility to instantly create their own secure hotspot everywhere they go,” says Tom Nagel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Services for Comcast.

“Consumers want mobile Internet access for Wi-Fi-enabled devices, and with this offering they can share their connection with family, friends or colleagues and can even watch TV and movies on-the-go,” Nagel adds.

New Xfinity Internet 2go customers can get the hotspot for a $25 one-time fee with a qualifying Xfinity Internet 2go service plan.