Comcast announces faster internet speeds

April 10, 2014

Comcast yesterday announced it has increased the speeds of two of its Xfinity Internet tiers in the Northeast, at no additional cost to customers. The increase marks the 13th time in the past 12 years that Comcast has increased its speeds.
“There is a barrage of devices coming online every day and we are staying ahead of demand through faster speeds and best-in-class wireless gateways,” said Marcien Jenckes, executive vice president of Consumer Services for Comcast Cable, in a corporate press release. “We’re making it easier for families to get more value from the Internet, across more devices, and will continue to make our service a fast and reliable experience for customers.”
In the Northeast, the Xfinity Internet Blast tier now offers speeds of up to 105 Mbps (formerly 50 Mbps), and the Xfinity Extreme 105 tier offers speeds up to 150 Mbps (formerly 105 Mbps). This is the second time in two years that Comcast has doubled its Blast tier, said the release.
The new speed tiers will be available to customers in the vast majority of Comcast’s Northeast Division, including Connecticut.