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

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4 thoughts on “Comcast Offers More Details on 2 Gbps Plans, Increases Speeds Nationwide

  1. Not too impressed with any speed that Comcast offers in the San Francisco Bay area…. I am getting 30 to 40 Mbps up or down wired…… And 10 to 20 Mbps using my Wi-Fi router….. Whatever they claim the new maximum speed is, usually turns out to be about twice what I can get at my residence…. And I just replaced my Motorola modem with a brand new 1GB surfboard model (now marketed under the Arrius brand, which is the successor of Motorola modems)…. Comcast has not been very good about state-of-the-art improvements…. And I face a $70 service call this Thursday when they come out to connect up an additional TV set… I plan to ensure that the modem speed is at least as good, when they finish with the TV installation, as it was before they started… Well worth paying for a Comcast installer, so they can call up their special friends, and get all equipment authorized and working, if they expect me to pay them ?!…. Otherwise I’ll spend hours on the phone waiting for them to authorize or troubleshoot their equipment ! As regards Comcast,/Xfinity, their speed claims, and their customer service…. I am not impressed!

  2. The exclusivity to xficomplete users is plainly anti-competitive. ANY DOCSIS 3.1 modem is capable of providing those upload speeds, yet they want to force people into their equipment fee & xficomplete fee. Clearly it’s a blatant attempt to once again stick their hands in customers pockets and pull out more money.

    Start looking at things in terms of cost per megabit (upstream+downstream/cost) and you’ll see that xfinity has been ripping off the masses for years. They are 15 years behind fiber on upload speeds, and now that they will be offered, they want even more money from subs. It’s crap. Fiber has been offering symmetrical speeds at the same or lower cost for years.

    Stop being so greedy Comca$t.

    1. Comcast aren’t the only ones being greedy. AT&T offers just 128 kbps IDSL in my low-density of population neighborhood in the hills in east San Jose. I have been waiting for them to put fiber for 12 years. I don’t think they ever will unless they are forced to by law. Meanwhile, Comcast does 1400 Mbps down / 40 Mbps up. The 40 Mbps upload speed is really awful. That makes any cloud backup service useless. At 40 Mbps upload speed, it takes 3 full days and nights to backup just y photo collection to Amazon Photos. Ridiculous.

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