Comcast’s Xfinity Internet Service Adds Faster Internet Speeds to Washington
Alyse Messmer-Smith / The Bellingham Herald
Xfinity is boosting Wi-Fi for more than 1.3 million Washington residents this month, according to a press release from Xfinity.
Starting the week of October 18, new and existing Xfinity customers will be able to enjoy improved speeds, based on their current plans:
— Performance Starter/Connect plans will increase from 50 Mbps to 75 Mbps.
— Performance/Connect More plans will increase from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps.
— Performance Pro/Fast plans will increase from 300 Mbps to 400 Mbps.
— Blast/Superfast plans will increase from 600 Mbps to 800 Mbps.
— Extreme Pro/Gigabit (formerly Ultrafast) plans will drop from 900 Mbps to 1 Gbps.
Twenty million Xfinity customers across the country will be upgraded to these new internet speeds, according to an Xfinity press release.
According to Andy Colley, director of external communications for Comcast in Washington, Comcast has more than 1.7 million residential and business customers in Washington State and nearly 90,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots for customers across the state.
Xfinity Internet service continues to use Comcast’s existing network architecture and the connections that already exist at customer locations as the company works to upgrade its network to 10G.
Comcast is also working to launch a multi-gig rollout that, before the end of 2025, will bring 2 Gbps speeds to more than 50 million homes and businesses.
The upgrade aims to provide customers with better internet connection and speed for working from home, streaming movies, playing video games and other activities.