Comcast said today that it is boosting speeds of Xfinity plans nationwide. In a second announcement, the company said its 2 Gbps plans will focus on the Northeast, including five markets — Baltimore, Boston, Hartford, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. — that will have 2 Gbps service available before the end of the year.
The company said previously that it would reach more than 50 million homes and businesses with 2 Gbps speeds by the end of 2025.
Xfinity Speed Upgrades
The Xfinity speed upgrades, which will impact more than 20 million subscribers, will begin rolling out this week.
The new Xfinity speed increases:
- Performance Starter/Connect from 50 Mbps to 75 Mbps
- Performance/Connect More from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps
- Performance Pro/Fast from 300 Mbps to 400 Mbps
- Blast/Superfast from 600 Mbps to 800 Mbps
- Extreme Pro/Gigabit (formerly Ultrafast) from 900 Mbps to 1 Gbps
“The number of devices connected in Xfinity households has skyrocketed 12X since 2018, and the need for fast, reliable, and secure Internet will continue to grow,” said Xfinity president Bill Connors in a press release. “That’s why today, Xfinity is increasing speeds for most of our customers across the country.”
Xfinity Internet customers subscribing to 2 Gbps service, where available, will have an upload speed of 100 Mbps, while xFi Complete customers subscribing to 2 Gbps service will have an upload speed of 200 Mbps.
In a press release about the plans for 2 Gbps in the Northeast, Comcast said it will be upgrading upload speeds for its xFi Complete service. The changes:
- Performance Starter from 75/10 to 75/75 Mbps
- Performance from 200/10 to 200/100 Mbps
- Performance Pro from 400/10 to 400/100 Mbps
- Blast from 800/20 to 800/100 Mbps
- Extreme Pro from 1 Gbps/20 to 1 Gbps/100 Mbps
- Gigabit Plus from 1.2 Gbps/35 to 1.2 Gbps/200 Mbps
Xfinity is marketed differently in its Northeast Division and Central and West Division Markets.
The Northeast Division includes Connecticut; Delaware; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. Tiers in this region are Performance Starter, Performance, Performance Pro, Blast and Extreme Pro.
The Central and West Division markets are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. Tiers in these markets include Connect, Connect More, Fast, Superfast, and Gigabit.
Comcast is one of multiple providers that plan to or have begun to offer 2 Gbps speeds.
Joan Engebretson contributed to this report