Comcast, on Monday, July 13, announced it is increasing Internet speeds in Kentucky at no additional charge to customers. The company will increase the speed of its popular Blast! tier by 50 percent to 75 Mbps and introduce a new Extreme 150 Mbps speed tier. This latest increase demonstrates Comcast’s ongoing commitment to continue to increase speeds for its customers, as it has virtually every year for more than the past decade, to support the increasing number of Internet connected devices in the home.
“Our goal is to give our customers choices that fit their lifestyle and all the broadband capacity they need to stay ahead of future technologies and innovations,” said Tim Collins, senior vice president of Comcast’s Heartland Region. “We understand that Internet access is a necessity, not a luxury. That’s why we’ll continue investing in our Kentucky network to ensure our customers get the best overall experience—both at home and on the go with our robust Wi-Fi coverage.”
The new speeds and tiers are available immediately to the vast majority of new and existing customers in the following communities: Campbellsville, Central City, Elizabethtown, Greenville, Leitchfield and Paducah. Customers with Blast! speed tiers will see their speeds go from 50 to 75 Mbps, a 50 percent increase. To get the new Blast! speeds, customers may need to power cycle their modems. Comcast will also notify those 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. A list of approved modems can be found online at http://mydeviceinfo.xfinity.net.
In addition to increasing speeds for customers, Comcast continues to offer the fastest wireless gateway, and most Xfinity Internet customers can enjoy complementary access to millions of Xfinity Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi App, available for free on iOS and Android devices, or by visiting the hotspot finder map on www.xfinity.com/wifi. Additionally, Comcast provides consumers with tips on how to create the best in-home Wi-Fi experience, out of home Wi-Fi experience and how to shop safely online.