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CORRECTING and REPLACING Comcast Increases Internet Speeds in California, Kansas, Missouri and Texas
|By Business Wire
|August 1, 2014 04:38 PM EDT
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
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
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.
In April 2014, Comcast made similar speed changes
for customers in the company’s Northeast Division, which includes 14
states and the District of Columbia. Comcast has increased its Internet
speeds for customers 13 times in the last 12 years. In fact, as of the
end of Comcast’s second quarter in 2014, 47 percent of Comcast’s
Internet customers select a speed tier faster than 50 Mbps.
Xfinity Internet provides unparalleled online security with Constant
Guard, which includes Norton Security Suite (antivirus software),
identity theft protection and protection for mobile banking and
shopping. Comcast also offers a Parental Controls microsite, which has
resources to manage access to age appropriate content on TV, Internet
and mobile, as well as to teach kids and parents about online safety.
About Comcast Cable:
Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also
provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in
technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest
broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video,
communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation
is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com
for more information.
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