Cable company Charter is launching its own wireless service as cable companies try to diversify to offset slowing traditional cable TV revenue.
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Charter and Comcast agreed last year to cooperate on back-end operations for mobile networks, including leasing Verizon's cellular network, but they're offering their services separately. Comcast launched its mobile plan called Xfinity Mobile in 2017; it costs $45 a month for unlimited data.
Charter's Spectrum Mobile will also cost $45 a month for unlimited data. Charter is also offering a plan that charges $14 per gigabyte of data; that's enough for roughly one hour of video. Service is available only to those who have Charter's internet service.
Bigger rivals are Verizon and AT&T, which are able to offer TV, internet and home phone services, along with wireless.