The new mobile service is priced at per line, which is reduced to when customers are already paying for a high-end X1 package.
The service itself runs on top of Verizon’s network (disclosure: Verizon owns Tech Crunch parent AOL), but also includes access to Comcast’s existing 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots.
The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network launched on April 4, 2005.
The family of Lerner Enterprises founder Ted Lerner subsequently became part-owners in MASN after their purchase of the Washington Nationals in July 2006.
The idea is that Xfinity Mobile users will be automatically switched over to the hotspots when in range, saving them on their data usage and enjoying better connection speeds.
Xfinity Mobile also enables access to Comcast’s TV streaming service, through the Xfinity Stream app, for TV customers.