Comcast is increasing speeds for customers in Washington and eight other U.S. states who subscribe to its most popular Xfinity internet services.
The company announced Monday that Performance Pro customers will see download speeds increase from 75 Mbps to up to 100 Mbps. Blast Pro customers will receive increases from 150 Mbps to up to 200 Mbps.
The free upgrades will go into effect for existing users before Dec. 1. Customers will need to restart their modems or upgrade their modems to get the increased speeds.
The last time Comcast increased internet speeds in Washington was October 2015. The company says it has invested $1 billion in the state for new technology and network deployments since 2010.
There will also be speed upgrades for customers in eight other states: Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Arizona (Tucson), Minnesota, Texas (Houston), Missouri (Kansas City), and Kansas (Kansas City). Customers in California received the same upgrades in March.
Earlier this month, Comcast announced that its 1 Gigabit-per-second Internet service, which provides download speeds of 1 gigabit per second, will be available to customers in the Northwest in early 2017. The Bay Area, San Jose, Denver, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Knoxville, and Jacksonville will also have access around that time.
Comcast was also recently hit with a $100 million consumer protection lawsuit filed by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The company called the attorney general’s lawsuit a “profound mischaracterization of Comcast’s actual business practices.”