Comcast Increases Internet Speeds for Twin Cities Area Customers

Speeds to Be Doubled on Most Popular Tiers at No Additional Cost to Customers, Just in Time for Back-to-School

ST. PAUL, Minn.--()--Comcast today announced it will increase speeds for most Xfinity Internet customers in the company’s Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin service area on Thursday, August 27. These speed increases are being delivered to customers at no additional cost.

“In today’s world, being connected to the Internet isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. The strength of our communities depends on a vibrant infrastructure, and this investment by Comcast is a perfect example of effective public-private partnerships that benefit everyone.”

Comcast will increase the speeds of its three most popular Xfinity Internet tiers: “Performance” will deliver speeds up to 50 Mbps, up from 25 Mbps; “Blast” will more than double to 105 Mbps, up from 50 Mbps; and “Extreme 105” will increase to 150 Mbps. The speed increases will be available for all Xfinity Internet customers who currently subscribe to these tiers.

“We continue to deliver the fastest speeds to the most homes to provide our customers a terrific online experience,” said Jeff Freyer, Region Vice President, Comcast-Twin Cities Region. “Consumers want Internet service that delivers consistent speed, rock-solid reliability and great value, and we’re proud to meet that demand as the nation’s fastest Internet Service Provider according to Speedtest.net.” Freyer added, “Comcast also provides the fastest in-home WiFi so everyone can get online at the same time, which is especially important as families get ready to go back to school.”

“We applaud Comcast’s commitment to increase Internet speeds at no additional cost for their customers across its service area,” said Margaret Anderson-Kelliher, President and CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association and Chair of the Minnesota State Broadband Task Force. “These faster speeds are a big leap forward for broadband in the state and will strengthen our future and our position as a great place to live, work and play.”

Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman discussed the benefits of faster Internet speeds for the region. “In today’s world, being connected to the Internet isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. The strength of our communities depends on a vibrant infrastructure, and this investment by Comcast is a perfect example of effective public-private partnerships that benefit everyone.”

Customers can take advantage of this speed increase beginning Thursday morning by ‘power-cycling’ their cable modem with the reset button on the device, or by unplugging the modem power cord from the electrical outlet, waiting a few seconds and then plugging it back into the outlet. Customers can also reset their modem remotely by using the Xfinity My Account app, available for both Apple and Android devices, or by going online at www.comcast.com/myaccount.

Freyer commented on the available options for activating the new speeds. “The use of the Xfinity My Account app is one more example of how we’re working hard to transform the customer experience by giving subscribers more control over their service, and adding even greater value by increasing speeds and delivering their products anytime, anywhere and on any device.”

In addition, Comcast representatives will be on hand during the 2015 Minnesota State Fair at the Fan Central exhibit at Dan Patch Ave. and Underwood St. to assist customers with the speed increase. Customers can also stop by Comcast’s Xfinity Store locations across the Twin Cities and New Ulm. (See below for Store locations.)

Comcast also recently announced the doubling of speeds for Internet Essentials, the company’s innovative program designed to bring Internet access to low income families across the nation.

 

Comcast Xfinity Store Locations

 

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS

ROSEVILLE

5300 S Robert Trail

2480 Fairview Ave. No.

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 Roseville, MN 55113
 

MINNETONKA

ST. PAUL – HIGHLAND PARK

14404 Excelsior Blvd 2050 – 2052 Ford Parkway
Minnetonka, MN 55345 St. Paul, MN 55116
 

ST LOUIS PARK

WOODBURY

4620 Excelsior Blvd 429 Commerce Drive
St Louis Park, MN 55416 Woodbury, MN 55125
 

RICHFIELD

NEW ULM

6503 Nicollet Ave. 200 N. Minnesota St.
Richfield, MN 55423 New Ulm, MN 56073
 

BROOKLYN PARK

9660 Colorado Lane N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
 

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Dave Nyberg, Sr. Manager – Media Relations
651-493-5291
Dave_nyberg@cable.comcast.com

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Comcast will dramatically increase speeds on its three most popular Xfinity Internet tiers in Minnesota and Wisconsin this Thursday, August 27, at no additional cost to customers.

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