DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast today announced it is increasing Internet speeds with the introduction of a new Performance Pro speed tier of 75 Mbps and Blast! Pro speed tier of 150 Mbps. Customers who subscribe to many popular XFINITY bundles will now receive either Performance Pro, increasing their download speeds from 50 Mbps to 75 Mbps, or Blast! Pro, increasing their speeds from 105 Mbps to 150 Mbps, an increase of nearly 50 percent.
For those subscribing to eligible bundles, the new Performance Pro speed or Blast! Pro speed tiers will be available by the end of October. They are available to customers in Houston and Washington effective October 9.
To get the new speeds, customers need to re-start their modems. Comcast will also notify customers who may need to upgrade their modems to be able to receive the increased speeds. Eligible customers who lease modems from Comcast will be able to receive upgraded modems at no additional charge. A list of approved modems can be found online at http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/.
In addition to increasing speeds for its customers in Arizona, Colorado, Houston, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin, Comcast continues to offer the fastest wireless service. Most XFINITY Internet customers can enjoy complimentary access to more than 11 million XFINITY WiFi hotspots nationwide by selecting "xfinitywifi" from the list of available Wi-Fi networks on their laptops or mobile devices and entering their XFINITY ID or email and password. Hotspots can be found by either downloading the XFINITY WiFi App, available for free on iOS and Android devices, or by visiting the hotspot finder map on www.xfinity.com/wifi. Additionally, Comcast provides consumers with tips on how to create the best in-home Wi-Fi experience, out of home Wi-Fi experience, and how to shop safely online.
Comcast has made significant investments in its network over the years, doubling the capacity of its network every 18 months. Additionally, the company has been delivering multi-gig speeds (up to 10 Gbps) to businesses since 2011.
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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 under the Comcast Business brand. 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.