In the early days of the broadband revolution, Comcast’s Comcast Remote was the preferred option for people who had to connect to a cable modem at home.
Now, the program is set to expire and Comcast is taking a page from Google’s playbook by offering a program called PPP.
The PPP program, which was developed by Cisco, is a suite of software that allows a Comcast customer to manage their own PPP services.
For the first time, Comcast will offer PPP-based remote access to its home network.
“We have created a program that lets you manage your own PPG services,” Comcast said in a blog post Tuesday.
“It’s a great way to give yourself a better edge in your home network and increase your ability to access your home services over the Internet.”PPP offers an improved user experience compared to the legacy Comcast Remote, which offered a one-time activation fee of $10.
The new PPP service, however, has a “one-time, one-click” installation fee of just $19.
Comcast also offers a three-year warranty.
The program also has a suite that includes a PPP VPN client.
This VPN client allows Comcast subscribers to securely access their home network over the VPN and it also enables PPP clients to connect directly to the Comcast VPN servers, rather than through a separate VPN.
Comcast will not sell the VPN client for the price of a standalone VPN service, which is $14.
The Comcast Remote program has been around since the early 2000s and the company will not say how long it will be available for, but Comcast’s announcement comes just days after Comcast announced a new version of its VPN service.
The Comcast VPN will offer “one click” VPN activation for the first two years and will be discontinued after two years.