Published On: Tue, Sep 18th, 2018

Users Welcome Upgrades in Internet Speed Across the US

Different internet service providers are increasing internet speeds for their subscribers in the USA. Comcast recently announced that it is going to the increase the speeds of Xfinity internet in 2018. In the Northeast Division – from Maine, through Virginia, and finally to Columbia district, it’s covering 14 northeastern states – Xfinity offers greater bandwidth to the customers without raising the prices. The fastest of broadband is available regardless of if you’re a home or business user. You can even opt for Gigabit connectivity.

Not only Comcast, but other home internet providers such as Charter Spectrum, Viasat, and AT&T are also increasing their speeds. According to a report, the USA is ranked as the 10th fastest internet connected country in the world, with an average speed of 18.7 Mbps. However, even in the USA, there are regions where people are unable to get their hands on a high-speed internet connection.

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A vast majority of Xfinity users have experienced an increase of 50 Mbps in their internet speeds. Some of the significant changes are as follows:

  •    Blast Bundle’s download speeds have increased from 200 Mbps to 250 Mbps
  •    Performance Pro Bundle’s download speeds have increased from 100 Mbps to 150 Mbps
  •    Performance Bundle’s download speeds have increased from 25 Mbps to 60 Mbps
  •    Performance Starter Bundle’s download speeds have increased from 10 Mbps to15 Mbps

“With new devices coming online for customers every day, we’re committed to providing the highest speeds and the greatest features and overall experience so our consumers can take benefit of the technology available,” announced by Kevin Casey – The President of Comcast’s Northeast Division. “We’ve enhanced bandwidth, 17 times in the last 17 years, and are still investing in producing a fast & innovative experience in and out of the home.”

The Satellite-based internet service provider (ISP) Viasat’s users can get access to 100 Mbps.

The new broadband connection operates via the ViaSat-2 satellite system. It is an enhanced and high-quality satellite, accompanied by the latest innovations in its infrastructure. Viasat was the first leading ISP globally to provide 100 Mbps download plans to users. The recent upgrades have made it faster as compared to other Satellite broadbands. It has become at least ten times faster than standard DSL. The company also has various other data plans including 12 Mbps, 25 Mbps, 30 Mbps, and 50 Mbps.

“Today’s service launch is a crucial step forward in Viasat’s mission to deliver faster broadband. The innovations we’re making in our satellite system permit us to do incredible things, from moving the satellite industry up-market by providing premium services to bandwidth and plans that give consumers new options and help bridge the digital divide in the U.S. today,” stated Mark Dankberg – Viasat’s Chairman and CEO.

Another one of the home internet providers, Charter Communications has announced the rolling out of faster internet speeds for domestic use in Baraboo, Portage, Reedsburg, Wisconsin, Rock Springs, and Lake Delton. The minimum speed starts from 200 Mbps at no additional or hidden costs. Customers living in the area of Madison can experience the increase in bandwidth. However, the service won’t be accessible to the Beaver Dam region, between Milwaukee and Madison.

The domestic users and markets also have access to the Internet Gig packages, with speeds of up to 1 Gbps. The Gig packages can be acquired at an additional cost, and this version of broadband will be accessible to all Spectrum consumers across the nation by the end of 2018. Kimberly Noetzl, a spokeswoman for Spectrum, said that if someone is subscribed to Charter, they can get their hands on the upgraded internet speeds right now.

AT&T has also come up with higher bandwidth for household customers. The Gfast service has been launched in 22 metro regions. A 500 Mbps connection is available via the combination of both fiber and coax cable – as told by an AT&T spokesperson. Other home internet providers are now seeing new competition due to AT&T’s increased speeds in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and other major regions.

The greater internet speeds have benefitted millions of homes in the United States. You can know more about the increase in bandwidth and the updated packages of these home broadband providers on homeinternetproviders.com. The website retails different digital services from the best providers in the USA. Consumers can visit the website and analyze and compare different options before settling on the one they like the most hence making it easier for customers to choose amongst lots of great options.

Author: Rose Smith

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