SAVANNAH, GA– July 21, 2015– Comcast today announced that it is increasing Internet speeds in Savannah at no additional charge to customers. The company will increase the speed of its popular Blast! tier by 50 percent to 75 Mbps and introduce the new Extreme 150 Mbps speed tier.
This latest increase demonstrates Comcast’s ongoing commitment to continue to increase speeds for its customers, as it has virtually every year for more than the past decade, to support the increasing number of Internet connected devices in the home.
The new speeds and tier will be available immediately to the vast majority of new and existing customers in Savannah.
Customers with Blast! speed tiers will see their speeds go from 50 to 75 Mbps, a 50 percent increase.
To get the new Blast! speeds, customers may need to re-start their modems. Comcast will also notify those customers who may need to upgrade their modems to receive the increased speeds. Customers who lease modems from Comcast will be able to receive upgraded modems at no additional charge.A list of approved modems can be found online at http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/.
These new speed increases follow Comcast’s previously announced Gigabit Pro service, a professional-grade residential fiber-to-the-home solution that leverages its fiber network to deliver 2 Gbps upload and download speeds. Gigabit Pro is being introduced in several states, including Georgia.
The company is also testing DOCSIS 3.1, a scalable, national, next generation 1 Gbps technology solution, and expects to begin rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 in early 2016. When fully deployed, it will mean almost every customer in Comcast’s service area will be able to receive gigabit speeds over its existing fiber and coax network.