Comcast to Increase Internet Speeds for Twin Cities Customers at No Additonal Cost

ST. PAUL, Minn.--()--Comcast today announced it is increasing the speeds of its Xfinity Internet service packages for existing customers in the Twin Cities area at no additional cost.

The speed increases will vary based on the Xfinity Internet customers’ current speed subscriptions, and the majority of customers will see an increase of 50 Mbps. New and existing customers can expect to experience enhanced speeds this month.

Here are the speed increase details:

Internet Tier/Customer Package       Current Speed (Mbps)       New Speed (Mbps)
Performance Starter       10/2       15/2
Performance Plus       55/5       60/5
Performance Pro       100/5       150/5
Blast! Pro       200/10       250/10

“In today’s fast-moving, always-on world, quickly connecting to the internet is more important than ever,” said J.D. Keller, regional vice president, Comcast Twin Cities. "These increases reflect our ongoing commitment to offer the fastest speeds to our customers and deliver a great experience anytime, anywhere.”

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. Those who own their own modems and need to upgrade them to receive the increased speeds will need to purchase a new one or can lease a new modem from Comcast.

Customers who lease modems from Comcast can upgrade their modem for no additional charge. Upgraded modems come with the xFi application suite, which allows for better visibility and control of customers’ home Wi-Fi networks.

“We’re very pleased Comcast is increasing its internet speeds for Twin Cities’ customers,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and CEO, Minnesota High Tech Association. “Residents and businesses in our region need access to the most advanced technology and we’re confident of a bright future with the kinds of investments being made by Comcast across their entire Twin Cities service area.”

In addition to increasing and adding new speeds, Comcast continues to offer the fastest in-home Wi-Fi gateway, and most Xfinity Internet customers can enjoy complimentary access to more than 18 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.

Comcast has invested billions of dollars in its network, locally and nationally, to meet consumer demand, and it has now increased speeds 17 times in the last 17 years, delivering speeds in most of the Twin Cities 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.

About Comcast

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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