Comcast and other U.S. broadband providers are offering more and cheaper broadband plans to help customers pay for the cost of upgrading their homes, a move aimed at pushing up broadband prices.
Comcast’s $79.99 monthly fee is $1 less than the $99.99 price of its bundled broadband plan, which is available through most major broadband providers.comcast is offering a new $1-per-month plan that gives consumers access to a broader set of broadband services, including internet access, cable TV, phone service and voice services.
Comms chief executive Brian Roberts said in a blog post on Wednesday that the company’s broadband offerings will help make it easier for consumers to find and pay for more services, and the new plan offers consumers the option of choosing more affordable broadband options.
In addition, the broadband plans include lower monthly fees, Roberts said.
The $79-per year plan includes the following:Comcast is now offering plans at speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second and prices starting at $69.99.
Comcasts $59.99-per month bundle offers speeds of 1,000 megabits per second for $69 per month.
Comcasters new $79 plan offers speeds up to 2,000 Mbps for $59 per month, and prices beginning at $79 per monthComcast will begin offering new $99-a-month plans, priced at $99 per month or $99 a year, for the next three years.
Comcast said it will begin rolling out the new plans to all of its customers in June.
The broadband plans are offered through AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, and Verizon FiOS.