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WiFi Ready is really readying Xfinity for monopoly disruption

Faultline recently got stuck into what T-Mobile USA’s future strategy will look like under new leadership, where we highlighted how marketing 5G wireless hubs as a replacement for fixed broadband will become an increasingly attractive proposition for the MDU market. Less than a week later, Comcast barges in with a get-out-of-my-way WiFi offering to eliminate the frustrating installation wait for new residents. The cable giant’s Xfinity Communities division has revealed WiFi Ready, which is basically a pre-installed WiFi modem, which can be instantly activated by existing Xfinity internet subscribers who have moved into a WiFi Ready residence. Residents can connect their own modem to the existing coax connection if preferred. No vendor suppliers were named in the project and none…

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