Comcast today announced that it now offers the fastest internet speeds over Wi-Fi across Maryland and Virginia.
In Maryland, the company has invested to introduce Gigabit service to residential and business customers in Lake Linganore and the Town of Hancock. In Virginia, the latest launches are in Culpeper, Emporia, Front Royal, Lynchburg and Palmyra.
Customers in these areas now will be able to take advantage of advanced Wi-Fi technology that is capable of delivering Wi-Fi speeds faster than a Gig to support the ever-increasing number of connected devices in their homes.
“We continue to innovate our products and services to meet the ever-evolving expectations of our customers,” said Michael Parker, senior vice president of Comcast’s Beltway Region, which serves Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and parts of Delaware, North Carolina and West Virginia. “Customers in the areas we serve can enjoy faster speeds, state-of-the-art Gateway modems with Wi-Fi 6 technology, wall-to-wall Wi-Fi coverage, personalized tools and controls, and advanced cybersecurity protection.”
“Gig-speed is the future of internet connectivity, especially with the growing number of connected devices in the home,” said John Hughes, IV, assistant city manager of the City of Lynchburg. “We’re excited that Comcast is giving our residents access to faster speeds and more bandwidth, which can be used for gaming or to download movies while enjoying quality time with family and friends.”
“With so many people depending on the internet to keep the growing number of devices in their homes connected, having access to Gig speeds is a game-changer,” said Dr. Ralph Salvagno, mayor of the Town of Hancock. “Comcast’s continued investment is making a real difference in meeting the needs of our residents.”
Comcast’s Xfinity Gigabit Internet service is delivered using existing network architecture and connections that are already in most customers’ homes. Since 2017 alone, Comcast has devoted more than $15 billion to strengthening and expanding its network – including building more than 39,000 new route miles of fiber. Every 2.5 years the company adds as much capacity to the network as was added in all the previous years combined.
Comcast is one of the first U.S. Internet Service Providers to offer a WiFi 6 Certified gateway with the latest version of its xFi Advanced Gateway, which can deliver multi-Gigabit speeds via ethernet and has laid the groundwork for Gigabit speeds over Wi-Fi. Increased internet speeds support faster connections and more capacity to support the growing number of devices that are being added to Wi-Fi networks today and in the future.