The U.S. cable giant Comcast Corp. is proposing to charge its customers $60 for an Internet service with Spectrum internet.
Comcast’s proposal is in line with the FCC’s “full spectrum” definition of spectrum, which also includes a wide swath of other broadband technologies that are not subject to FCC rules, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The FCC’s new “full-Spectrum” standard means that Comcast will not be able to impose restrictions on how Spectrum can be used or whether Spectrum customers will be able access more than 30 percent of the available spectrum.
The FCC is also moving to eliminate the agency’s mandate that broadband providers provide high-speed Internet service at reasonable prices.
Comcasts’ proposal is an attempt to expand Spectrum to include Spectrum’s “third wave,” which includes new wireless internet services, including the proposed wireless broadband services from Verizon Communications Inc., which was announced on Friday.
The third wave, as it’s known, aims to offer Internet service to people who are not connected to the cable company.
The company is currently in the process of seeking an exemption from the FCC to provide its third wave wireless services.
Under the current rules, Comcast can only offer its third-wave services in certain areas of the country.
It cannot offer the third wave service in more than 1,500 square miles, or the same geographic area as other service providers.
Under Spectrum’s new plan, Comcast will charge customers $12 a month to use Spectrum’s full-spectre services.
The full spectrum service will include both Spectrum and other broadband services, such as broadband in residential areas, as well as other services from cable companies.
Comcast is also considering offering Spectrum customers “full and exclusive” wireless broadband service.