Second paragraph, second sentence of release should read: The changes impact all California customers (except those in Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Isleton, Lodi and Rio Vista), as well as those in the Olathe, KS, Independence, MO, and Houston, TX markets.
The corrected release reads:
COMCAST INCREASES INTERNET SPEEDS IN CALIFORNIA, KANSAS, MISSOURI AND TEXAS
Xfinity Internet Performance Tier Doubles to 50 Mbps, Blast Tier Doubles to 105 Mbps and Extreme Tier Moves from 105 Mbps to 150 Mbps
Comcast today announced that it has increased Internet speeds for customers in almost all of its residential service areas in California, as well as select markets in Kansas, Missouri and Texas.
Comcast has increased the speeds of three Xfinity Internet tiers: “Performance” now offers speeds up to 50 Mbps, up from 25 Mbps; “Blast” is now 105 Mbps, up from 50 Mbps; and “Extreme 105” has been bumped to 150 Mbps. The changes impact all California customers (except those in Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Isleton, Lodi and Rio Vista), as well as those in the Olathe, KS, Independence, MO, and Houston, TX markets.
“We continue to deliver the fastest speeds to the most homes so our customers can have a terrific online experience,” said Eric Schaefer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data and Communications Services, Comcast. “Whether it’s streaming video, gaming or just surfing the web, customers need an Internet provider that can deliver speed and reliability. Plus, since wireless access is becoming just as important as wired service, we also include complimentary access to Xfinity WiFi with most of our Internet service tiers. We currently offer about 3.6 million hotspots with plans to grow to eight million by the end of the year.”
For most customers, the speed increases will go into effect automatically over the next few days but for those who want more immediate access, they can simply re-start their modem. The company will notify those customers who may need to upgrade their Comcast hardware to receive the increased speeds.