Comcast announces hike in Internet service speeds
From Staff Reports February 27, 2013 6:02PM
Updated: April 1, 2013 11:50AM
Cable and Internet service provider Comcast announced it will double the speeds of two of its XFINITY Internet speed plans in the Chicago area.
The company announced the increased speed will come at no additional cost to customers.
The higher speeds will be on the Blast! and Extreme 50 plans. Meanwhile, in April Comcast plans to boost the speed of its Performance plan by more than 60 percent.
“As customer demands and technology evolve, we continue to increase our broadband speeds to deliver the best, fastest and most reliable Internet experience possible for our customers,” John Crowley, Comcast’s region senior vice president. said in a news release.
Blast! will see download speeds from up to 25 Mbps rise to speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds from up to 4 Mbps to up to 10 Mbps. Extreme 50 customers will receive download speeds up to 105 Mbps (formerly 50 Mbps) and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps (formerly 15 Mbps).
The Performance plan will increase to speeds up to (20 or 25) Mbps from 15 Mbps downstream and to (4 or 5) Mbps from 2 Mbps upstream.
To activate the new speeds when they become available, customers just need to re-start their cable modems.