Homes and businesses benefit from 1.2 gigabit speed technology
FLORENCE, AL. -October 1, 2021 – Comcast announced today a multi-million-dollar upgrade that is bringing the fastest internet speeds available over Wi-Fi to Florence residents and businesses. Beginning immediately, customers can take advantage of advanced Wi-Fi technology capable of delivering 1.2 gigabit per second speeds to support the ever-increasing number of connected devices in their homes.
The upgrade to the Xfinity gigabit service is part of a national rollout that began in February 2021.The new internet service options are Xfinity Extreme (400 Mbps), Extreme Pro (800 Mbps) and Gig (1.2 Gbps). They are among the fastest and most widely available in the area and include on-the-go access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network.
“We are thrilled to offer these new high-speed internet tiers to Florence residents and businesses,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast’s Regional Senior Vice President. “This investment is just one way Comcast strives to deliver an exceptional customer experience.”
The new services come at a time when consumer demand for faster speeds across multiple devices is growing. According to The Xfinity Cyber Health Report, some users have dozens of devices in their home. Increased internet speeds support faster connections and more capacity to support the growing number of smart home devices that are being added to home Wi-Fi networks today and in the future.
With Xfinity Internet, customers automatically receive access to 19 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the country, xFi Advanced Security and Xfinity Flex – a 4K streaming box with free access to Peacock Premium, NBCUniversal’s streaming service. In addition, Comcast now offers a full suite of technology and entertainment products for consumers, including:
- Xfinity Mobile:Offering unlimited data on the nation’s most reliable 5G network with mix and match data options, and a portfolio of mobile devices.
- X1 TV:Access live TV, On Demand, sports and streaming apps all in one place that customers can watch anywhere, anytime.
- Xfinity Home Security:With a choice of home monitoring solutions, customers can check in from anywhere with Self Protection, a self-monitored solution with live and recorded video, real-time motion notifications and video recording; or 24/7 professional monitoring and fast response times.
Businesses will also have access to a full suite of Comcast Business internet, voice and video services, including Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes.
Over the past three years, Comcast has made more than $152 million in technology and infrastructure investments in Alabama, including network upgrades.
Last month, Comcast also announced it completed significant fiber network buildouts designed to deliver 10-gigabit internet speeds to hundreds of businesses in Gadsden and The Shoals, including Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia and Florence.