Today, we officially announced the availability of Extreme 105 Xfinity Internet service to more than 40 million homes from coast to coast. Our Extreme 105 service enables download speeds of up to 105 Mbps download speeds and uploads of up to 10 Mbps. This is all part of our ongoing mission to provide the fastest Internet service to more homes than any other Internet provider in the nation.
Extreme 105 is available in major markets like San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Indianapolis, Miami, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and in a majority of Boston, among others. Going forward, we'll continue to launch additional markets on a rolling basis.
Now, you may be wondering, "what can you do with all that speed?" It's a fair question, but also not a new one.
It was less than a decade ago that the nation started shifting from dial-up to broadband service. In 2003, when we doubled our speeds from 1.5 Mbps to 3.0 Mbps, we heard the same question. It's remarkable to consider the variety of consumer applications that have come along since then and how they have changed how we use the Internet. For example, we now watch news, TV shows and movies online; social networking sites are being used by more people around the world than the entire U.S. population; we shop and work online; send email and share digital photographs; check the weather, sports scores and latest celebrity gossip; find recipes; play games, do homework; the list goes on and on.
At the same time, households are increasingly using more devices in the home that connect to the Internet. Digital families now have smart phones, multiple PCs, tablets and laptops. Plus, gaming consoles can connect to the Internet to download software and enable participation in "live" interactive games with friends and competitors all over the world. When you think about how uses of the Internet have expanded and how much time families are spending online, the need for even more speed remains clear — and the faster the speed we deliver, the better the experience for the whole family, no matter what they want to use the Internet for.
As we roll out Extreme 105, we're entering a whole new era of innovation for the Internet. I'm excited to see what new consumer applications will be invented in the next decade that will take advantage of all this speed.