Xfinity Offers 3 Gig Internet Speeds Nationwide

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Comcast’s Xfinity is setting a new standard for high-speed internet. As of November 2021, Xfinity boosted its maximum download and upload speeds to 3 Gbps, whereas other major ISPs only offer 1 Gbps. 

Despite limited availability, Xfinity’s new offering is still very much a sign of the times. Whether for remote work, school, or leisure, there’s no denying the need for faster internet service today – coronavirus lockdowns made sure of that.
Skip ahead to see what Xfinity internet has to offer and if you qualify for service.

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What’s Changed

This plan isn’t new, just upgraded. Xfinity launched its Gigabit Pro Internet plan back in 2015 in limited areas of California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Tennessee. This originally included symmetrical speeds of 2 Gbps – again, more than most internet providers.

Fast forward six years, Xfinity has expanded availability nationwide and bumped up the maximum speeds to 3 Gbps. Yet, while speeds have changed, their pricing remains the same.

Pricing

To get these Xfinity internet speeds, Gigabit Pro will cost you $299.95 per month and, in some cases, as much as $1,000 for the associated fees and activation process. That’s a pretty penny compared to standard gig plans.

In addition, Xfinity requires a two-year commitment to sign up. There’s a 30-day money-back guarantee included, but if you cancel service after that grace period, you’re looking at an early termination fee of up to $230 ($10 for each remaining month on your contract).

If that doesn’t interest you, your next best option is the Xfinity Gigabit plan.

Other Xfinity Plans

Xfinity internet plans range in speed from 50 Mbps up to 3,000 Mbps, so there are plenty of options to choose from.

Xfinity Gigabit is Comcast’s second-fastest plan that’s cheaper and available to more households nationwide. Starting at $70 per month, Xfinity Gigabit comes with download speeds up to 1.2 Gbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps.

In practice, the most noticeable difference in performance has to do with upload speeds. You get 3,000 Mbps with Xfinity Gigabit Pro and 35 Mbps with Xfinity Gigabit. The reason for this is that Xfinity Gigabit Pro runs on FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) whereas Xfinity Gigabit runs on a cable connection.

Upload speeds are really only needed to upload large files to the internet. If you plan to mostly stream, game, or lightly browse the internet, 35 Mbps should be plenty.

Check Availability

If you’re looking for the fastest speeds around, Xfinity Gigabit Pro is the best plan on the market right now. However, its price tag, two-year contract, and activation process put it out of reach for many Americans.

To know for sure, enter your zip code to check available plans near you. If Xfinity Gigabit Pro isn’t an option just yet, consider alternative Xfinity internet plans as the next best option.

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Paula Novo
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Paula Novo
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Paula Novo
With over four years of telecom experience, Paula Novo is the Site Editor for HighSpeedOptions. She has helped develop the criteria by which HighSpeedOptions reviews and recommends internet service providers. Paula also leads HighSpeedOptions' coverage of the digital divide, broadband policy, and ISP reviews.