ATLANTA, GA. – July 13, 2015 – Comcast today announced that it is increasing Internet speeds across the South Region at no additional charge to customers. The company will increase the speed of its popular Blast! tier by 50 percent to 75 Mbps and introduce the new Extreme 150 Mbps speed tier. Comcast’s Nashville and Atlanta markets are introducing an additional tier, Exteme 250. This latest increase demonstrates Comcast’s ongoing commitment to continue to increase speeds for its customers, as it has virtually every year for more than the past decade, to support the increasing number of Internet connected devices in the home.
“Comcast already provides the fastest Internet speeds to the most homes and businesses, and our goal is to give our customers choices that fit their lifestyle and all the broadband capacity they need to stay ahead of future technologies and innovations,” said Comcast Regional Senior Vice President Doug Guthrie. “We’ll continue to ensure they get the best overall experience with blazing fast speeds and the most Wi-Fi coverage on the go, delivered over our state-of-the-art network.”
The new speeds and Extreme 150 tier will be available immediately to the vast majority of new and existing customers across the south. Customers with Blast! speed tiers will see their speeds go from 50 to 75 Mbps, a 50 percent increase. To get the new Blast! speeds, customers may need to re-start their modems. Comcast will also notify those 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. A list of approved modems can be found online at http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/.
These new speed increases follow Comcast’s previously announced Gigabit Pro service, a professional-grade residential fiber-to-the-home solution that leverages its fiber network to deliver 2 Gbps upload and download speeds. Gigabit Pro is being introduced in several states, including Georgia and Tennessee. The company is also testing DOCSIS 3.1, a scalable, national, next generation 1 Gbps technology solution, and expects to begin rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 in early 2016. When fully deployed, it will mean almost every customer in Comcast’s service area will be able to receive gigabit speeds over its existing fiber and coax network.
In addition to increasing speeds for customers, Comcast continues to offer the fastest wireless gateway, and most Xfinity Internet customers can enjoy complimentary access to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots nationwide by selecting “xfinitywifi” from the list of available 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.