Comcast unleashes faster Internet speeds in Twin Cities for free

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Some Internet subscribers of cable giant Comcast are getting a big boost in bandwidth for no additional charge, the Pioneer Press reports.

Starting Tuesday, the company is doubling the download speeds of three of its most popular residential broadband packages in the Twin Cities metro.

In order to enjoy the faster service, Xfinity customers may have to "power cycle" their modems -- which is simply turning the device off for 30 to 60 seconds.

At least for now, the Star Tribune says Comcast doesn't plan to charge customers more for the extra speeds.

"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," Hank Fore, regional senior vice president for Comcast, said in a news release regarding a similar upgrade in California. "Whether chatting, surfing, streaming, gaming, skyping or downloading, families will get the superfast, high-performing Internet service they need, with no extra charge."

The Pennsylvania-based company raised the price of its television service in the Twins Cities last month.

Next Up

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

MN up to 45 counties with high or substantial COVID-19 transmission

Delta is leading to more cases – and more severe cases – involving children in other states.

Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 9.08.48 AM

University of St. Thomas latest to require vaccines for students, staff

The college had previously offered incentives to get vaccinated, but is now mandating them.

Pixabay - crowd park outdoors CROP

New forecast predicts more than 4 million Twin Cities residents by 2050

The Met Council believes job opportunities will also steadily grow.

Mike Zimmer

Zimmer on unvaccinated players: 'Some of the things they've read are just, woof, out there'

The coach says he's doesn't understand why some players won't get vaccinated.

Ramsey County - Karina Her booking photo crop 2

Charges: St. Paul woman killed ex-husband, buried him in her back yard

A woman is accused of fatally shooting her ex-husband and burying him in the yard.

Screen Shot 2021-08-02 at 8.02.46 AM

Riverview Cafe in south Minneapolis closes, plans to 'reassess' its future

The cafe and wine bar was open in the Longfellow neighborhood for 23 years.

Pixabay - camp food fire

Bear sightings prompt food storage mandate up north

Visitors to the forest and BWCAW will be required to 'properly' store their food.

covid, vaccine

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, August 2

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.

Bloomington Walmart

Customers reportedly flee after scare inside Bloomington Walmart

People ran believing it was gunshots, but police say it was actually fireworks.

Racket website screengrab aug 2

New alt news site from former City Pages editors launches this month

Racket will be supported through a reader subscription model.

Flickr - Grand Canyon National Park - bison close-up

Dakota County to reintroduce bison to the area next year

The bison will be introduced to Spring Lake Park Reserve near Hastings and Rosemont.

Related

Comcast St. Paul Office

Comcast increases internet speeds for many Twin Cities customers

The company announced four tiers of internet speeds will be increasing.