Comcast is increasing download speeds for some of its most popular Xfinity Internet packages for customers in the Twin Cities Region. Download speeds for the company’s Performance tier will jump from 60 Mbps to 75 Mbps, while the Performance Pro tier will increase from 150 Mbps to 175 Mbps. The Blast! tier will move from 250 Mbps to 275 Mbps, and the Extreme tier will be upgraded from 400 Mbps to 500 Mbps.
Approximately 85 percent of Comcast’s Internet customers in the Twin Cities subscribe to one of these tiers and will have their download speeds upgraded, whether they purchase Xfinity Internet on a stand-alone basis or as part of a package.
Last year, Comcast boosted download speeds for Blast! and Extreme customers in the Twin Cities. Today’s speed increases are just the latest in a series of moves by Comcast to support growing consumer demand for super-fast, high-capacity Internet connections that can not only handle the explosion of connected devices that are powering the smart home, but also offer a single platform to manage and protect them.
“The modern home of today requires fast Internet, wall-to-wall Wi-Fi and the ability to manage connectivity needs of the entire household,” said J.D. Keller, regional senior vice president, Comcast Twin Cities Region. “These speed increases reflect our ongoing commitment to offer the fastest Internet to our customers, while xFi provides the tools and features to manage the ever-growing number of connected devices, apps and technologies in their homes.”
Xfinity xFi is Comcast’s differentiated Internet experience, which gives customers more speed, the best in-home Wi-Fi coverage, and easy to use controls over their home Wi-Fi networks. With xFi, customers can also manage their children’s screen time and pause Internet access, as well as protect all their IoT and home automation devices from unwelcome security threats.
xFi customers also receive powerful all-in-one modems and Wi-Fi routers that, when combined with xFi pods, can extend Wi-Fi coverage to hard-to-reach rooms of virtually any home. Additionally, xFi customers have complimentary access to the nation’s largest network of WiFi hotspots and five lines of Xfinity Mobile service to extend their Internet experience outside of the home.
Over the next several weeks, customers who lease a gateway will automatically receive the new speeds without having to reset their modems. Other customers who purchased their own modems can check online to see if they need a new device that is capable of handling these faster speeds at https://mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com/.