SAINT PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast today announced it is more than doubling the speed of its Performance 25 Xfinity Internet tier for existing customers in the Twin Cities area at no additional cost. Customers can now enjoy download speeds of up to 55 Mbps on the rebranded Performance Plus tier. In addition, current Performance Internet tier customers will see their download speeds increase from 50 Mbps to up to 70 Mbps at no additional cost. These new speeds are effective immediately.
“These increases reflect our commitment to bring faster Internet speeds to our customers, just like we’ve done almost every year for more than a decade,” said Jeff Freyer, Regional Vice President, Comcast Twin Cities. “Our goal is to deliver a great value and superior online experience for our customers. Whether gaming, streaming HD videos, or connecting multiple devices at the same time, we want to ensure they have the speeds they need.”
“The Twin Cities is a vital technology hub and our economy depends on fast, reliable Internet service to keep citizens and businesses connected,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President and CEO, Minnesota High Tech Association. “We’re pleased to know metro area residents continue to receive faster internet speeds, and we appreciate Comcast’s ongoing investments across the region.”
The new speeds are already available for customers; if necessary, modems can be re-set by momentarily unplugging the equipment from the power outlet. Comcast will also notify customers who may need to upgrade their modems to receive the increased speeds. Customers who lease modems from Comcast will be able to receive upgraded modems at no additional charge. Customers who own their own modems and need to upgrade to receive the increased speeds will need to purchase a new modem or can lease a new one from Comcast.
Xfinity continues to deliver the best in-home WiFi experience, and most Xfinity Internet customers can enjoy complimentary access to more than 15 million Xfinity WiFi hotspots nationwide. Customers can simply select "xfinitywifi" from the list of available networks on their laptops or mobile devices and enter their Xfinity ID or email and password. Hotspots can be found by either downloading the free Xfinity WiFi App, available on iOS and Android devices, or by visiting the hotspot finder map on www.xfinity.com/wifi.
Comcast offers a wide variety of speed tiers to meet consumers’ needs, whether surfing the web or streaming full-length movies. In fact, Comcast has invested billions of dollars in its network, locally and nationally, to meet consumer demand. The company has now increased speeds 17 times in the last 15 years, delivering speeds in most of its Twin Cities service area from 10 Mbps up to 2 Gbps for residential customers and up to 10 Gbps for business customers.
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