Comcast To Double Speeds Of Two Of Its Most Popular XFINITY Internet Speed Plans In Oregon And SW Washington At No Additional

  Comcast To Double Speeds Of Two Of Its Most Popular XFINITY Internet Speed
           Plans In Oregon And SW Washington At No Additional Cost

PR Newswire

BEAVERTON, Ore., March 28, 2013

BEAVERTON, Ore., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast, the nation's largest
Internet service provider, today announced it is increasing the speeds of two
of its most popular XFINITY Internet speed plans, Blast! and Extreme 50, in
Oregon and SW Washington for no additional cost. Customers will enjoy more
than twice as fast Internet speeds on multiple devices, allowing them to surf,
chat, stream HD movies and TV shows, or game online with double the speed.
Also for no additional cost, Comcast is increasing the speed of its widely
used Performance plan by 33 percent.

"As customer demands and technology evolve, we continue to increase our
broadband speeds to deliver the best, fastest and most reliable Internet
experience possible for our customers," said Rodrigo Lopez, Regional Vice
President of Comcast in Oregon and SW Washington. "Whether chatting, surfing,
streaming, gaming, skyping or downloading, families will get the superfast,
high-performing Internet service they need, with no extra charge."

Specifically, the Blast! plan is increasing download speeds from up to 25 Mbps
to speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds from up to 4 Mbpsto up to 10 Mbps,
while Extreme 50 customers will receive download speeds up to 105 Mbps
(formerly 50 Mbps) and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps (formerly 15 Mbps). The
Performance plan is increasing to speeds up to 20 Mbps from 15 Mbps downstream
and to 4 Mbps from 2 Mbps upstream. To activate the new speeds, customers just
need to re-start their cable modems.

The speed increases mark the 11^th time that Comcast has increased its
Internet speeds for customers. In addition, for the third year in a row the
Federal Communications Commission has shown that Comcast delivers speeds to
customers that are even faster than the advertised speeds. Comcast is not only
delivering the nation's fastest Internet, but it is also providing the fastest
in-home WiFi with its latest Xfinity Wireless Gateway, an all-in-one device
that gives customers reliably fast speeds with the most coverage in their home
so everyone can get online and do more on their devices all at the same time.

For more information on Comcast's XFINITY Internet services, customers can
call 1-800-XFINITY or visit

About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides
these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an
advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings
customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology
company. Visit for more information.


Q. I just heard/saw an ad that Comcast is doubling two of its most popular
Internet speed plans can you be more specific?

A. Yes, we are doubling our Blast! tier from 25 Mbps to 50 Mbps downstream and
from 4 Mbps to 10 Mbps upstream. We're also doubling our Extreme 50 tier, from
50 Mbps to 105 Mbps downstream and from 15 Mbps to 20 Mbps upstream.

Q. How will customers know when they have the new speeds?

A. They will receive a direct communication, either by email or letter or
both, to let them know.

Q. Do customers need to do anything to get the new speeds?

A. Customers simply have to re-start their cable modems and/or routers, which
will download new software that enables the new speeds. No other action is

Q. How do I restart my cable modem?

A. for more information about how to power-cycle your modem, please seethe
website hereandthe video here.

Q. Will this require new customer equipment to be installed?

A. For the overwhelming majority of customers, no. However, there may be a
small number of customers who will need a new cable modem. We are conducting
an inventory of who those customers are now and will proactively reach out to
them. If they lease a cable modem from Comcast and need a new cable modem,
then we will replace their current one for free.

Q. How do I know what kind of modem I have?

Here is a website where customers can go and look up by their model number to
see what type of modem they have:

Q. Will this cost more money?

A. No, these increases are being offered for no additional charge.

SOURCE Comcast

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