Comcast bumping up Atlanta broadband speeds as connected homes grow

Cable giant Comcast bumping up broadband speeds in metro Atlanta.
Cable giant Comcast bumping up broadband speeds in metro Atlanta.

Atlanta customers of cable giant Comcast can expect a boost in the speed of their high-speed networks, the company said.

Beginning Tuesday, Comcast said the speed of its performance tier will increase from 60 megabits per second to 100 mbps. The company’s blast tier will jump from 150 mbps to 200 mbps while extreme tier customers will go from speeds of 250 mbps to 300 mbps. Extreme pro customers can expect an increase from 400 mbps to 600 mbps.

The company said about 85 percent of Atlanta customers subscribe to one of the tiers. The increase in speed is free and will automatically be pushed to Comcast routers.

“We’re not only delivering the broadband speed and capacity that customers need to run more sophisticated home networks, we’re setting the bar for coverage and control, too,” Jason Gumbs, Comcast regional senior vice president, said in a statement. “Modern homes require fast Internet, wall-to-wall wi-fi, and a way to manage the connectivity needs of the entire household.”

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