Comcast Boosting Northeast Internet Speeds

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is increasing the speeds of two of its Internet tiers - Blast! and Performance Pro - for both new and existing ...

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Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is increasing the speeds of two of its Internet tiers - Blast! and Performance Pro - for both new and existing customers in its Northeast Division, which includes 14 northeastern states from Maine through Virginia and the District of Columbia. Most Blast! customers will see their downstream speeds increase from 150 Mbps to 200 Mbps, and Performance Pro customers will see an increase from 75 Mbps to 100 Mbps, both at no additional cost. Most customers who currently subscribe to Xfinity bundles with those speed tiers will automatically be upgraded to the new speeds.

"As customer demands and technology evolve, we continue to increase our broadband speeds to deliver the fastest and most reliable Internet experiences possible, both inside and outside of the home," said Kevin Casey, president of Comcast Cable's Northeast Division. "We're always looking for new ways to meet and exceed customer expectations, and have built a state-of-the-art network capable of continuing to deliver best-in-class speed and capability as the Internet world progresses."

The faster speeds and tiers started rolling out Oct. 18 and are now available to most new and existing customers. To get the increased speeds, most customers simply need to re-start their modems, though some 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 or can lease a new modem from Comcast.

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