A network of wireless networks is emerging that promises to deliver more reliable and faster internet service for those who rely on it.
The network, called Xfinity, will offer faster data speeds, more affordable plans and a broader range of services, according to a statement from Fox News on Thursday.
The announcement comes after a year of development, including the rollout of wireless devices to the network and the introduction of a new suite of mobile apps for the network.
“With this new, faster, more reliable network, we’re offering customers more choice, and we’re making our network more accessible to all Americans,” Fox News CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement.
“This is the next logical step in our strategy to provide the best digital service for all Americans.”
The network is being built to compete with cable companies, which have been experimenting with wireless networks to boost their revenue, the statement said.
But it is not yet clear how much money Xfunity can make from its wireless network, which is available for free to its subscribers.
The new Xfusion network will initially be rolled out in New York and Los Angeles, where the carriers have been working to bring faster internet speeds to their homes.
Ailes also announced plans to build Xfivers in Chicago and Philadelphia.
The Xfusions will be available to anyone with an internet connection.
The networks will not be tied to cable companies.
They will be powered by companies like Google Fiber, a fiber-optic network that has been rolling out in Kansas City, Kansas, and Austin, Texas, over the past year.
The company also announced a partnership with Sprint, which was the first cable company to offer broadband service to customers with an Xfuity.
Sprint’s first Xfilities are scheduled to be in New England and the Northwest Territories in 2018.
Xfinity will be the largest network of its kind, according a report by the research firm MoffettNathanson.
Its network is expected to provide better speeds and data speeds than the fastest wireless networks currently available.