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Comcast increases internet speeds for most customers in Twin Cities region

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September 26, 2019
SAINT PAUL, MN (Sept. 23, 2019) – Comcast is increasing download speeds for some of its most popular Xfinity Internet packages for customers in the Twin Cities. Download speeds for the company’s Performance tier will jump from 60 Mbps to 75 Mbps, while the Performance Pro tier will increase from 150 Mbps to 175 Mbps. The Blast! tier will move from 250 Mbps to 275 Mbps, and the Extreme tier will be upgraded from 400 Mbps to 500 Mbps. About 85 percent of Comcast’s Internet customers in the Twin Cities subscribe to one of these tiers and will have their download speeds upgraded, whether they purchase Xfinity Internet on a stand-alone basis or as part of a package.  

Last year, Comcast boosted download speeds for Blast! and Extreme customers in the Twin Cities.  Today’s speed increases are just the latest in a series of moves by Comcast to support growing consumer demand for super-fast, high-capacity Internet connections that can not only handle the explosion of connected devices that are powering the smart home, but also offer a single platform to manage and protect them.  

“The modern home of today requires fast Internet, wall-to-wall Wi-Fi and the ability to manage connectivity needs of the entire household,” said J.D. Keller, regional senior vice president, Comcast Twin Cities Region. “These speed increases reflect our ongoing commitment to offer the fastest Internet to our customers, while xFi provides the tools and features to manage the ever-growing number of connected devices, apps and technologies in their homes.”

Xfinity xFi is Comcast’s differentiated Internet experience, which gives customers more speed, the best in-home Wi-Fi coverage, and easy to use controls over their home Wi-Fi networks. With xFi, customers can also manage their children’s screen time and pause Internet access, as well as protect all their IoT and home automation devices from unwelcome security threats. XFi customers receive powerful all-in-one modems and Wi-Fi routers that, when combined with xFi pods, can extend Wi-Fi coverage to hard-to-reach rooms of virtually any home. Additionally, xFi customers receive complimentary access to the nation’s largest network of WiFi hotspots and five lines of Xfinity Mobile service to extend their Internet experience outside of the home.

Nationally, over the past four years and across Comcast’s service area, the company has quadrupled its overall network capacity and doubled its fiber miles, deployed gigabit speeds to more homes than any other Internet Service Provider, upgraded all of its speed tiers, and rolled out an entirely new class of gateways - the xFi Gateway and the xFi Advanced Gateway - that are designed for higher speeds and blanket most homes with great Wi-Fi coverage.

Over the next several weeks, customers who lease a gateway will automatically receive the new speeds without having to reset their modems. Other customers who purchased their own modems can check online to see if they need a new device that is capable of handling these faster speeds at http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/.  

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses:  Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal, and Sky.  Comcast Cable is one of the United States’ 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 is global and 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.  Sky is one of Europe's leading media and entertainment companies, connecting customers to a broad range of video content through its pay television services.  It also provides communications services, including residential high-speed internet, phone, and wireless services.  Sky operates the Sky News broadcast network and sports and entertainment networks, produces original content, and has exclusive content rights. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com or more information.