Comcast, under pressure from politicians and advocates, raises speeds of Internet Essentials service


Comcast is raising the speeds of its Internet Essentials broadband program next month following pressure from lawmakers and youth advocates to improve the reduced-cost service that families rely on during the coronavirus pandemic.

Starting March 1, the company will increase the $9.95 a month program’s download speed from 25 Mbps (megabits per second) to 50 Mbps and the upload speeds from 3 Mbps to 5 Mbps. The company wrote in a news release that the change will extend to all new and existing Internet Essentials customers at no additional cost.

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