Comcast is increasing download speeds for some of its most popular Xfinity Internet packages for residential customers in the Northeast Division, which includes 14 northeastern states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Download speeds for the Northeast Division’s most popular speed tiers — including Performance, Performance Pro and Blast! — have increased by as much as 60 percent, helping to power the rapidly growing number of connected devices in consumers’ homes.
“Modern homes require fast Internet, wall-to-wall Wi-Fi, and a way to manage the connectivity needs of the entire household,” said Kevin Casey, president of Comcast’s Northeast Division. “Faster speeds, combined with Xfinity xFi’s advanced Wi-Fi coverage and controls, give our Internet customers an unmatched experience along with the tools to manage an expanding number of connected devices, apps and constantly evolving technologies.”
About 85 percent of Internet customers in the Northeast Division subscribe to one of the tiers and will have their download speeds upgraded, whether they purchase Xfinity Internet on a stand-alone basis or as part of a package.
Over the next several weeks, customers who lease a gateway will automatically receive the new speeds. Other customers who purchased their own modems should check online to see if they need a new device that is capable of handling these faster speeds.