PITTSBURGH, PA – Comcast has launched a new internet service in Beaver County that delivers speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential customers. These speeds will be among the fastest and most widely available and include access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network of more than 18 million hotspots. Combined with the company’s recently launched Xfinity xFi platform, a new and personalized home Wi-Fi experience, Comcast is giving customers the fastest speeds, the best Wi-Fi coverage, and ultimate Wi-Fi control in their homes.
The new speed is priced at $104.95 a month, without a term contract, and a promotional price of $79.99 a month for 12 months is being offered. It is available today in the city of Beaver Falls; the boroughs of Glasgow, Industry, Midland, Ohioville, New Brighton, Eastvale, Patterson Heights, West Mayfield and Fallston; and the townships of South Beaver, Big Beaver, Brighton, South Beaver, Pulaski, White, Patterson, Chippewa and Daugherty.
Additionally, the following areas of Beaver County are expected to launch in January, 2018: the city of Aliquippa; the boroughs of Ambridge, Baden, Conway, Economy, Hookstown, South Heights and Georgetown; and the townships of Harmony, New Sewickley, Hopewell, Center, Potter, Racoon, Greene, Hanover and Independence. Additional Beaver County areas are expected to have this service available later in 2018.
“With the launch of our 1 Gigabit residential service, adding to the best in-home Wi-Fi experience and our recent launch of XFINITY xFi, we continue to deliver an unparalleled Internet experience for our customers in terms of speed, control and reliability,” said Christine Whitaker, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Keystone Region. “We know consumers need an Internet provider that can deliver speed, and we have been on a pace of doubling our network capacity every 18 to 24 months, ensuring that we stay well ahead of demand.”
The company’s new 1 Gigabit Internet service will use DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver the speeds over the existing communications lines that are already in most homes. To enjoy the service, all customers need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem. New and current customers can visit Xfinity.com/gig to learn about the new service and request additional information.
Recently, Comcast launched Xfinity xFi, a platform that provides a simple digital dashboard for customers to set up their home Wi-Fi network, find their password, see what devices are connected, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls, and even pause Wi-Fi access on their home network during dinner or bedtime. Outside the home, most Xfinity Internet customers also have complimentary access to nearly 18 million Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.