Comcast may be one of the most hated companies in the United States, an honor it has held for several years, but the company has shown that it couldn’t care less about what people think and continues to grow and expand. In fact, Comcast may be considering and expansion into an entirely new market: mobile service. While nothing has been confirmed, CEO Brian Roberts said that the company is currently assessing the possibilities.
Cable giant Comcast might be considering a move in the mobile carrier space. Comcast may use its massive collection of Wi-Fi hotspots to power such a service. Comments made by the company’s CEO during a recent earnings conference all allude to that much while another report brings to our attention the multiple job openings that Comcast has posted to bring in talent that will help in creating this mobile service. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts wouldn’t confirm anything outright when asked if the company would develop “mobile first” products and services that would leverage its 8.3 million strong Wi-Fi hotspot network. Roberts said that the company is assessing the possibilities, but did say that “We don’t think this is the time where we chew open what our Wi-Fi plans are,” so there goes all hope of getting an official confirmation from Comcast.