Comcast to increase internet speeds at no extra cost

Comcast to increase internet speeds at no extra cost

Comcast to increase internet speeds at no extra cost

Comcast announced it is increasing the speeds of its Xfinity Internet service packages for existing customers in the suburban Kansas City area, including Olathe, at no additional cost.

The speed increases will vary based on the Xfinity Internet customers’ current speed subscriptions, and the majority of customers will see an increase of 50 Mbps. New and existing customers can expect to experience enhanced speeds this month.

Here are the speed increase details:

Internet Tier/Customer Package

Current Speed (Mbps)

New Speed (Mbps)

Performance Starter

10/2

15/2

Performance Plus

55/5

60/5

Performance Pro

100/5

150/5

Blast! Pro

200/10

250/10

In today’s fast-moving, always-on world, quickly connecting to the internet is more important than ever,” said J.D. Keller, regional vice president, Comcast Twin Cities Region. "These increases reflect our ongoing commitment to offer the fastest speeds to our customers and deliver a great experience anytime, anywhere.” 

“We’re very pleased Comcast is increasing internet speeds for its Independence and Kansas City area customers,” said Tom Lesnak, president, Independence Council for Economic Development. “As a region, it’s imperative our residents have access to the latest and most advanced technology, and we’re confident of a bright future with the kinds of investments being made by Comcast across their KC service area.” 

To get the increased speeds, most customers will simply need to re-start their modems when notified by Comcast that the new speed is available. Comcast will also notify customers who may need to upgrade their modems to receive the increased speeds. Those who own their own modems and need to upgrade them to receive the increased speeds will need to purchase a new one or can lease a new modem from Comcast.

Customers who lease modems from Comcast can upgrade their modem for no additional charge. Upgraded modems come with the xFi application suite, which allows for better visibility and control of customers’ home Wi-Fi networks.

In addition to increasing and adding new speeds, Comcast continues to offer the fastest in-home Wi-Fi gateway, and most Xfinity Internet customers can enjoy complimentary access to more than 18 million Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide by selecting "xfinitywifi" from the list of available networks on their laptops or mobile devices and entering their Xfinity ID or email and password. Hotspots can be found by either downloading the Xfinity Wi-Fi App, available for free on iOS and Android devices, or by visiting the hotspot finder map on www.xfinity.com/wifi.

Comcast has invested billions of dollars in its network, locally and nationally, to meet consumer demand, and it has now increased speeds 17 times in the last 17 years, delivering speeds in most of the Kansas City suburban area from 10 Mbps up to 2 Gbps for residential customers and up to 10 Gbps for business customers. 

Offering the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program, Comcast’s Internet Essentials provides low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month, digital literacy training and discounted computers for low-income Americans.