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October 19, 2016

Comcast boosts internet speeds for many customers

Many Philly-area Comcast customers will see a significant increase in their internet speeds, the company said Wednesday.

Speed will increase by 33 percent for customers in its Northeast Division for two of the provider's most popular tiers – Blast! and Performance Pro – for no additional charge, according to a statement

Most Blast! customers will see download speeds rise from 150 Mbps to 200 Mbps, and Performance Pro customers will see an increase from 75 Mbps to 100 Mbps. The company said most Xfinity bundle subscribers with these tiers will automatically get the upgrade.

Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware are in Comcast's Northeast Division

The speed upgrade rolled out Tuesday. Customers will need to restart their modems to see the higher speeds.

Some customers may need to upgrade their modems. Those who lease modems can get upgraded models at no additional charge.

On November 1, the Philadelphia-based Comcast will begin to implement a 1-terabyte data cap on residential broadband customers in nearly a dozen new states. Subscribers who go over that monthly limit will be charged a fee.

The data cap, however, is not being implemented for customers in its Northeast Division at this time.