PHILADELPHIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast today announced that it has increased Internet speeds for residential customers in Portland, Salt Lake City and Seattle as well as those living in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs.
Specifically, the company has increased the download speeds of three service tiers: “Performance” now offers speeds up to 50 Mbps, up from 25 Mbps; “Blast” is now 105 Mbps, up from 50 Mbps; and “Extreme 105” has been bumped to 150 Mbps. These improvements come at no additional cost to the customer.
“We want our customers to have a great online experience whether they’re streaming video, posting photos or just checking email,” said Eric Schaefer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data and Communications Services, Comcast. “The speed of your Internet service is an important contributing factor to that experience and nationally, we’ve increased our Internet speeds 13 times in the last 12 years. Today, about half of all our customers subscribe to speeds faster than 50 Mbps.”
For most customers, the speed increases will go into effect automatically over the next few days but for those who want more immediate access, they can simply re-start their modem. Comcast will notify those customers who may need to upgrade their hardware to receive the increased speeds. This also will come at no additional cost to customers who lease their modems from Comcast.
The changes impact customers in the Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT and Seattle, WA markets as well as those in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs, CO.
Xfinity Internet provides unparalleled online security on multiple devices, including Norton Security Suite (antivirus software), identity theft protection and protection for mobile banking and shopping. Additionally, Comcast continues to provide most Xfinity Internet subscribers with complimentary access to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots nationwide and recently provided consumers with tips on how to create the best in-home Wi-Fi experience and how to shop safely online this holiday season.
About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.