Comcast Doubles Internet Speeds At No Additional Cost

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Fiber optic cables. Wikimedia Commons photo from Sandia National Laboratories

Fiber optic cables. Wikimedia Commons photo from Sandia National Laboratories

PLYMOUTH — Comcast said Thursday it’s doubling the speeds of its most popular Xfinity Internet service plans, Blast and Extreme 50, in Michigan at no additional cost.

Also, in April, Comcast will increase the speed of its Performance plan by more than 60 percent.

The Blast plan is increasing download speeds from up to 25 megabits per second to speeds up to 50 mpbs. On the upload side, speeds will rise from up to 4 mbps to up to 10 mbps.

Extreme 50 customers will receive download speeds of up to 105 mbps, up from up to 50 mbps. Upload speeds will rise to up to 20 mbps from up to 15 mbps.

The Performance plan will increase speeds on the download side up to 25 mbps from up to 15 mbps. Uploads will rise in speed to up to 5 mbps from up to 2 mbps.

To activate the new speeds, customer only need to restart their cable modems.

“As customer demands and technology evolve, we continue to increase our broadband speeds to deliver the best, fastest and most reliable Internet experience possible for our customers,” said Tim Collins, Comcast Regional Senior Vice President. “Whether chatting, surfing, streaming, gaming, Skyping or downloading, families will get the superfast, high-performing Internet service they need, with no extra charge.”

For the third year in a row, Federal Communications Commission testing has shown that Comcast delivers speeds to customers that are even faster than the advertised speeds.

Comcast is not only delivering the nation’s fastest Internet, but it is also providing the fastest in-home Wi-Fi with its latest Xfinity Wireless Gateway, an all-in-one device that gives customers reliably fast speeds with the most coverage in their home so everyone can get online and do more on their devices all at the same time.

Comcast’s Xfinity Internet product availability and speed plans may vary by market where Comcast products and services are sold. For more information on Xfinity Internet services, customers may call (800) XFINITY (934-6489) or visit www.comcast.com.

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