We are increasing the fastest Xfinity Internet tier in New Mexico from one gigabit per second (Gbps) to up to 1.2 Gbps. Customers can take advantage of advanced WiFi technology that is capable of delivering the new faster speeds to support the ever-increasing number of connected devices in their homes.
During the pandemic, more than any other state, in New Mexico we’ve learned that a strong, stable internet connection is essential to how we function as a community,” said Ernie C’de Baca, President & CEO, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. “We are grateful for Comcast’s investment which will benefit our businesses, families and education system. This upgrade will give people the speed, security, and reliability they need to stay connected online.”
We are 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 multigigabit speeds via ethernet and laid 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 contact Gigabit Internet customers who need to upgrade their equipment for no additional cost if they don’t have a capable device in their home.
We understand our services play an important role in helping our customers stay connected, so we are constantly advancing our Internet product with new innovation,” said Chris Dunkeson, Area 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 it has ever been.”
Additionally, Performance Starter customers in New Mexico will see their download speed increase from 25 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 50 Mbps. The upgrades will be made at no additional cost to customers in New Mexico who will see immediate benefit from the new speeds.
Increased internet speeds enable 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 12 connected devices in the home and added two devices over the past year, on average.
Our Xfinity 1.2 Gigabit Internet service is delivered using our existing network architecture and the connections that are already in most customers’ homes. Since 2017 alone, we have devoted more than $15 billion to strengthening and expanding our network – including building more than 33,000 new route miles of fiber. Every 2.5 years, we add as much capacity to the network as it added in all the previous years combined.