Comcast confirmed that it has raised the speeds of its Performance Internet tier in several markets, including Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Houston, and Tucson, Ariz.
The free increase raises max download speeds from 50 Mbps to up to 70 Mbps.
The upgrade became active on March 1. To get the faster speeds, customers on that tier will need to restart their modems when Comcast notifies them that the upgrade is available.
Comcast said it will also notify customers if they need to get a new modem to receive the speed bump. Those who lease modems from the MSO can receive upgraded modems for no additional cost, and those who own their own modems and need to upgrade them to get the faster speeds will need to buy a new one or lease a device from Comcast.