Comcast is increasing download speeds of some it’s Internet tiers in the Greater Nashville service area, which covers Williamson, Sumner County, Davidson, Rutherford, Dickson, Cheatham, Hickman, Wilson.
Beginning this month, download speeds for the company’s Xfinity Blast! tier will jump from 100 Mbps to 150 Mbps, while Extreme 150 speeds will go from 150 Mbps to 250 Mbps.
Today, about 75 percent of Comcast’s Internet customers in the southeast region subscribe to one of these two tiers. The upgrades will be added for no extra charge.
In December 2017, Comcast also increased download speeds of its Blast!, Performance, and Performance Starter tiers.
“Faster speeds help ensure that customers have all the speed necessary to power the growing number of devices they are connecting to and controlling in the home – everything from computers, smartphones, and gaming consoles, to more sophisticated home automation services and smart appliances,” said Doug Guthrie, Comcast Regional SVP. “We are constantly trying to enhance the value of our service, whether that’s by boosting speeds, building out our Wi-Fi and fiber networks, or introducing industry leading innovations like Xfinity xFi.”
To get the new speeds, most customers, including all xFi users, will simply need to re-start their modems, which either can be done via the xFi app, through the Xfinity My Account app or manually. Customers who lease modems from Comcast and need a new one can upgrade to an xFi Gateway for no additional cost. Other customers who purchased their own modems should check online to see if they need a new device (mydeviceinfo link).
Comcast will notify customers and provide instructions before the changes take effect.