A new Comcast promo offers HBO, Internet, and a few local TV stations for under 50 bucks.
Comcast, the Philadelphia-based media company, has begun offering HBO as a part of one of its basic TV and Internet packages.
Starting this month, consumers can sign up for a Comcast plan called Internet Plus, which includes Wi-Fi at a rate of 25 megabits-per-second; access to stations such as Fox, NBC, and CBS; and a subscription to HBO. The cost in most parts of the US will be $39.99 a month, although DSL Reports, which broke the whole story, says that some regions will see a monthly price of $49.99.
Either way, the deal looks like a pretty good one, especially for users who can do without the glut of basic cable channels – Comedy Central, ESPN, MSNBC among them.