Comcast is improving internet speeds for more than 20 million Xfinity customers, the company announced Monday. The changes, which will affect “most of our customers” across the country, according to a statement from Bill Connors, president of Xfinity for Comcast Cable, will roll out early this week. Speeds go up at no extra cost.
Here’s which plans are affected and how much they change, per press release:
While speeds will increase, the 1.2 TB monthly data cap currently in effect for these plans (except in the Northeast) will remain the same, Comcast spokesman Joel Shadle confirmed. The edge. So even if you have faster speeds, if you often download large files or stream a lot of content, you should be aware of how much data you are using so that you don’t have to pay any fees. These new speed increases are for to download speeds; upload speeds don’t change, Shadle confirmed.
The new upgrades are just the latest from Comcast, boosting speeds about schedule from time to time. And they could help Comcast attract more customers after its most recent earnings report, which said broadband subscriber growth was largely flat. Comcast will announce its third quarter results on October 27.
Comcast is also investing in faster multi-gig internet; it plans to offer download speeds of 2 Gbps and faster upload speeds in 34 cities and towns across the US by the end of the year.
Disclosure: Comcast is an investor in Vox Media, The Verges parent company.
Update October 17, 10:27 ET: Comcast’s multi-gig plans will also have faster upload speeds. Also noted that the data limits do not apply in the Northeast.