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INDEPENDENCE, MO, Apr 20, 2021 (News Direct via Comtex) -- --News Direct--

Comcast today announced that, starting April 22, it will increase speeds of the fastest Xfinity Internet tier in the company’s Kansas City service area. Customers will be able to take advantage of advanced WiFi technology capable of delivering speeds faster than one Gigabit per second (Gbps) to support the ever-increasing number of connected devices in their homes. The upgrade to Xfinity Gigabit service is part of a national rollout that began this year.

Additionally, Xfinity Performance Starter customers in the Kansas City area will see their download speed increase from 25 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 50 Mbps. These upgrades will be made at no additional cost to customers who will benefit from the new speeds.

“We recognize that Comcast plays an important role in helping our customers stay connected, so we are constantly advancing our Internet product with new innovation,” said J.D. Keller, regional senior vice president, Comcast. “Our state-of-the-art gateways with WiFi 6 technology, wall-to-wall WiFi coverage, personalized tools and controls, and advanced cybersecurity are all helping to make our customers’ connectivity experience better than ever.”

Comcast is also one of the first U.S. Internet service providers to offer a WiFi 6 Certified gateway with the latest version of its xFi Advanced Gateway , which is capable of delivering multi-Gigabit speeds via ethernet and laying the groundwork for Gigabit speeds over WiFi. Customers on the new upgraded Xfinity Gigabit tier will require an xFi Advanced Gateway, or one of the WiFi 6 capable devices approved to work with the Xfinity network to receive the faster speeds. Comcast will reach out to Gigabit Internet customers who need to upgrade their equipment at no additional cost if they don’t have a capable device in their home. Performance Starter customers will not require new equipment to take advantage of this speed increase.

Increased internet speeds support faster connections and more capacity to support the growing number of smart home devices that are being added to home WiFi networks today and in the future. According to The Xfinity Cyber Health Report , some customers have dozens of devices in their homes. In fact, Xfinity xFi users have on average 12 devices per home, adding two devices over the past year; meanwhile, high-end users have as many as 33 devices and with five added over the past year.

Comcast’s Xfinity Gigabit Internet service is delivered using Comcast’s existing network architecture and the connections already in most customers’ homes. In its Kansas City area footprint, the company also offers Gigabit Pro, a 2Gbps fiber-based synchronous broadband service that is twice as fast as any other offering available in the residential market.

Since 2017 alone, Comcast has devoted more than $15 billion to strengthening and expanding its network – including building more than 33,000 new route miles of fiber. Every 2.5 years the company adds as much capacity to the network as in all previous years combined.

Comcast’s residential broadband service is powered by xFi – a simple, digital dashboard for Xfinity customers to control their home WiFi network. In addition to parental control features like pausing WiFi and screen time scheduling, xFi provides content filters that ensure younger children can only access age-appropriate content. xFi also comes with xFi Advanced Security, which protects all the devices connected to a customer's home network from malware and other security threats. xFi can be accessed via the Xfinity mobile app (iOS and Android), or on the TV, on X1 and Flex, with the Xfinity Voice Remote. The feature is available at no extra cost to Xfinity Internet customers who lease a compatible xFi gateway.

ABOUT COMCAST CORPORATION

Comcast Corporation /zigman2/quotes/209472081/composite CMCSA +1.98% is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

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