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Comcast today announced it is significantly increasing the speeds of its most popular Xfinity Internet speed packages - Performance Pro and Blast Pro - for both new and existing customers in the suburban Kansas City area at no additional cost. Performance Pro customers will see their download speed increase from 75 Mbps to up to 100 Mbps and Blast Pro customers will receive increases from 150 Mbps to up to 200 Mbps. Most new customers will receive these new speeds immediately when they sign-up and existing users can expect to see new speeds before December 1. "Comcast has always been the leader in delivering the fastest speeds to the most homes in the suburban Kansas City area and across the country," said Jeff Freyer, regional vice president, Comcast. "We're making it easier for families to get more value from the Internet across more devices, and we'll continue on that promise both now and in the future." 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. Customers who lease modems from Comcast will be able to receive upgraded modems at no additional charge. Customers who own their own modems and need to upgrade their modems to receive the increased speeds will need to purchase a new modem or can lease a new modem from Comcast. In addition to increasing speeds for its customers, Comcast continues to offer the fastest in-home WiFi gateway, and most Xfinity Internet customers can enjoy complimentary access to more than 15 million Xfinity WiFi 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 WiFi 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. Comcast delivers the fastest speeds to the most homes in the country and has increased speeds 17 times in the last 15 years, now delivering speeds across its entire suburban Kansas City area from 10 Mbps up to 250 Mbps, with gigabit service planned in early 2017.