If you’re a Comcast customer in tech-friendly California, good news—your available bandwidth will likely double today, for free. But you may need a new cable modem, too.
Customers in California, as well as select markets in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas, will see their available throughput about double, the company said on Friday. The available throughput will vary by plan.
Specifically, Comcast has increased the speeds of three Xfinity Internet tiers: “Performance” now offers speeds up to 50 Mbit/s, up from 25 Mbps; “Blast” is now 105 Mbps, up from 50 Mbps; and “Extreme 105” has been bumped to 150 Mbps. Comcast has not announced any changes to the other plans.
I just rebooted my modem and checked: Yep, it’s true. I used to get around 50 Mbps. Now I’m getting 101 Mbps. Cool!