Comcast doubles broadband speeds in California & some other state
Comcast has doubled the speed of its various Internet services in California as well as select markets in Kansas, Missouri and Texas.
The company announced on Friday that it had increased the speeds of three Xfinity Internet tiers, viz. "Performance," "Blast" and "Extreme 105." The so-called Performance plan now offers a speed of up to 50 Mbps, while Blast and Extreme plans offer 105 Mbps and 150 Mbps, respectively.
Previously, the three plans used to offer 25 Mbps, 50 Mbps, and 105 Mbps, respectively. The available throughput clearly varies from plan to plan. No changes have been made to any other Internet plan.
Eric Schaefer, senior vice president of data & communications services at Comcast, said in a statement, "We continue to deliver the fastest speeds to the most homes so our customers can have a terrific online experience … customers need an Internet provider that can deliver speed and reliability."
It is also important to note here that Comcast subscribers in some key areas of California, including Santa Cruz, Rio Vista, Scotts Valley, Isleton and Lodi, will not get the higher speeds.
In April this year, Comcast made similar improvements in Internet speeds in fourteen states and the District of Columbia.
Comcast customers will be able to enjoy higher speeds for free, but they may need a new cable modem. The company said that it would notify customers if they did not have an eligible cable modem to take advantage of the higher Internet speeds.
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