For the sixth straight year, Xfinity customers received internet speeds that were as fast or faster than advertised, according to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Measuring Broadband America Report.
The Measuring Broadband America report tracks how effectively ISPs deliver on their advertised speeds and measures other aspects of internet services. For the sixth straight year – as long as the FCC has been keeping track – speeds for Xfinity internet customers were better than advertised for all speed tiers measured in the report.
The results of the FCC report reflect our continuing commitment to delivering our internet customers exceptional performance and speed. We’ve increased speeds 17 times in the past 15 years, and today, 80 percent of our customers select a speed tier of 50 Mbps or greater.
We offer one of the nation’s fastest residential speed tiers – the 2 Gbps symmetrical Gigabit Pro – across our network, and have deployed DOCSIS 3.1 powered 1-gig service in Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago and Detroit, with many more markets slated to go live in 2017.
In addition to tracking individual ISP results, the FCC report reflects the significant growth in internet speeds across the industry. Median speeds are up 22 percent from last year’s report, and since the first Measuring Broadband America Report was released 2011, maximum advertised speeds among the most popular service tiers have increased tenfold.
We’re excited by the results of the report and are energized to continue delivering more options and ultra-fast speeds to our customers in 2017.