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Comcast to Increase Internet Speeds for Customers in Houston at No Additional Cost


Comcast today announced it is increasing the speeds of its Xfinity
Internet speed package – Performance Internet – for existing customers
in Houston at no additional cost.

Performance Internet customers will see their download speed increase
from 50 Mbps to up to 70 Mbps. Customers can expect to experience the
new speeds today, March 1.

"We realize technological innovations are occurring rapidly, and our
customers need the speed to make the most of them," said Ralph Martinez,
Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast's Houston Region. "These
increases reflect our commitment to delivering the fastest speeds to our
customers, just like we've done almost every year for more than a

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.

Xfinity continues to deliver the best in-home WiFi experience, 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

Comcast offers a wide variety of speed tiers to meet every household's
needs, whether they occasionally surf the web or spend hours streaming
movies. In 2016, Comcast announced that it will start offering a
residential gigabit internet service to local customers in Houston this
year. The company is delivering these super-fast speeds with DOCSIS
3.1 technology
, which uses the existing wiring that most people
already have in their homes. Comcast will be the first company in
Houston to offer 1 Gig Internet speeds across the entire city.

Comcast has invested billions of dollars in its network, locally and
nationally, to meet consumer demand, and it has now increased speeds 17
times in the last 16 years, delivering speeds in most of the Houston
Region from 10 Mbps up to 2 Gbps for residential customers and up to 10
Gbps for business customers.

About Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet
and phone providers 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
(NASDAQ:CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. Visit
for more information.

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