Comcast to Boost Xfinity Internet Speeds in 14 States
Comcast is increasing the speeds of its Xfinity Internet service in 14 states, the company announced today. The speed increases will be available to all Xfinity customers in those states, and will be automatically applied to their accounts.
The speed increases vary by state, but in general, Comcast is increasing the download speeds of its Internet service by up to 50 percent, and the upload speeds by up to 25 percent. The company is also increasing the speeds of its Xfinity Internet Blast and Extreme tiers by up to 25 percent.
The states where Xfinity customers will see speed increases are: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington.
Comcast says the speed increases are the result of upgrades to its network, and that the company is constantly working to improve the speeds and quality of its service.
Xfinity Internet Plans and Prices
Comcast’s Xfinity Internet service offers a variety of speed tiers, with the fastest offering download speeds of up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 35 Mbps. The company’s prices for internet service start at $49.99 per month for the slowest speed tier of 15 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. For comparison, the fastest speed tier costs $299.95 per month.
While Comcast doesn’t currently offer an unlimited data plan for Xfinity internet customers, the company does offer a data usage plan that charges customers $10 for every 50 GB of data used over a 1 TB limit. Comcast also offers a variety of bundling options that include TV and phone service.
How to Increase Your Xfinity Internet Speed
If you’re an Xfinity customer and you’re not happy with your internet speed, there are a few things you can do to try and increase it. First, check and make sure you’re on the right internet plan for your needs. If you’re not, upgrading your plan may give you the speed increase you’re looking for.
If you are on the right plan, the next step is to check your equipment. Make sure you have a good quality modem and router that are compatible with your Xfinity service. If you need to upgrade your equipment, Xfinity has a variety of options available for purchase or rental.
Once you’ve verified that your equipment is up to snuff, the next step is to check for interference. Things like metal objects, electronic devices, and even some types of building materials can interfere with your wireless signal and slow down your internet speed. If you suspect interference is the problem, try moving your router to a different location in your home or office.
If you’ve tried all of these things and you’re still not happy with your speed, give Xfinity a call. They may be able to help you troubleshoot the problem or make some adjustments on their end to give you the speed you need.