MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (11/02/2017) - If you subscribe to Comcast's Xfinity internet service, you may notice it running faster over the next several weeks.
The company is rolling out faster download speeds for most of its residential service tiers beginning this month. The project should be completed by mid-December, according to a press release issued Thursday.
Download speeds for the company’s Xfinity Blast! tier will jump from 75 megabytes per second to 100 megabytes per second, while Performance tier speeds will more than double from 25 megabytes per second to 60 megabytes per second.
Customers of the Performance Starter tier will see a similarly sized boost, from 10 megabytes per second to 25 megabytes per second.
“As our customers continue to bring more devices and smart appliances into their homes that require fast, reliable Wi-Fi, we’re delivering more value by increasing speeds,” said Tim Collins, senior vice president of Comcast in Michigan. “We’re once again boosting the speeds of our most popular tiers to stay ahead of our customers’ increasing demands and ensure they continue to have a great online experience.”
To achieve the new speeds, customers may need to re-start their modems, which can be done manually or through the Xfinity My Account app. Comcast will notify customers and provide instructions before the changes take effect.
Comcast did not announce any rate hikes as a result of the faster speeds.