Comcast has introduced Internet Plus, a package that combines internet access, basic TV channels, and a subscription to HBO and HBO Go. The package also includes access to Streampix, which is Comcast’s streaming video service.
In addition to HBO and Streampix, package details include a 25 Mbps internet connection and 45 TV channels. While it isn’t exactly the a-la-cart offerings that cord-cutters are waiting for, it does indicate that cable companies are recognizing the influence of streaming content and the customer’s interest in more flexible cable packages.
It is not clear yet if Comcast is including HBO as a trial, since the package is only available to new customers that subscribe before January 31. The package starts at $39.99 for the first 12 months, and goes up to $69.95 after that. Comcast hasn’t confirmed availability or pricing yet for all locations, but The Verge was able to confirm availability and the rate of $39.99 for Northern California.