Comcast to Increase Internet Speeds for Majority of Customers in Time for the Holidays in Oregon/Southwest Washington
Performance Pro Tier Increases to 100 Mbps and Blast Pro Moves to 200 Mbps
Comcast today announced it is significantly increasing the speeds of its most popular internet speed packages – Performance Pro and Blast Pro – for both new and existing customers in the Oregon/SW Washington region at no additional cost. Most customers who currently subscribe to Xfinity bundles with these speed tiers will automatically be upgraded to the new speeds.
These latest increases demonstrate Comcast’s ongoing commitment to continue to increase speeds for its customers, as it has done almost every year for more than a decade, in order to stay ahead of the ever expanding number of internet applications and connected devices in the home.
"We want our customers to enjoy the best possible online experience," said Rodrigo Lopez, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Oregon/SW Washington Region. "For example, the increase from 75 to 100 mbps means faster streaming, and it gives families the ability to enjoy more devices online at the same time, addressing the increasing demands in today’s homes."
The faster speeds will start to roll out to existing customers next week and will be available to the vast majority of new customers starting this week. Customers with Performance Pro will see their download speed increase from 75 to 100 Mbps and Blast Pro customers will see their download speeds increase from 150 Mbps to 200 Mbps. To get the increased speeds, most customers will simply need to re-start their modems when notified by Comcast that the new speed is available. Comcast will also notify 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. Customers who own their own modems and need to upgrade their modems to receive the increased speeds will need to purchase a new modem (a list of approved modems can be found online at http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/) or can lease a new modem from Comcast.
In addition to increasing speeds for its customers, Comcast continues to offer the fastest in-home Wi-Fi gateway, and most Xfinity Internet customers can enjoy complimentary access to more than 15 million Xfinity Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi App, available for free on iOS and Android devices, or by visiting the hotspot finder map on www.xfinity.com/wifi. In the Oregon/SW Washington region alone, there are more than 420,000 Wi-Fi hotspots.
Comcast has invested billions of dollars in its network, locally and nationally, to meet consumer demand not only by offering the fastest, most reliable internet speeds over its fiber-rich network, but also by providing the fastest in-home Wi-Fi experience for our customers.
Comcast delivers the fastest speeds to the most homes in the country and has increased speeds 17 times in the last 15 years, now delivering speeds in most of the Oregon/SW Washington region from 10 Mbps up to 2 Gbps for residential customers and up to 10 Gbps for business customers.
Offering the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program, Comcast’s Internet Essentials provides low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month, digital literacy training and discounted computers for low-income Americans.