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Comcast Bumps Broadband Speeds in Several Markets

Comcast said it is rolling out a free speed upgrade in several markets that will raise the max download of its “Performance Pro” tier to 100 Mbps (from 75 Mbps), and “Blast Pro” offering to 200 Mbps (from 150 Mbps).  

Comcast said it’s deploying the speed boost in Washington state, Colorado, Utah, Tucson, parts of New Mexico, Houston, Oregon/Southwest Washington, Minnesota, and the Kansas City area.

The MSO said most new customers in those areas should get the new speeds immediately when they sign up, and existing customers can expect to see the new speeds before December 1.  Those speed tiers also include free access to more than 15 million Xfinity WiFi hotspots.

The operator introduced a similar free speed upgrade in California in March.

Comcast is also in the process of expanding the rollout of 1-Gig service using DOCSIS 3.1 into several new markets, including Denver, San Francisco, Kansas City, in early 2017.