By: Bill Waters, NewsOXY Reporter
09/21/2012 07:55 PM ET
The Xfinity Wireless Gateway is now providing the fastest in-home WiFi, according to Comcast Corporation. The Comcast second generation of this all-in-one Xfinity device gives today’s digital families everything they need to connect all their devices simultaneously within the home and on the Internet
A recent competitive analysis conducted by Allion Test Labs (PDF) tested the cable provider’s new Wireless Gateway, which combines a customer’s wireless router, cable modem and voice adapter into an all-in-one device. Allion claims that it outperformed wireless gateways commonly offered by two other Internet service providers in both speed and range by providing approximately 155 Mbps of wireless bandwidth. The results confirm Comcast customers are able to get the fastest in-home WiFi speeds and best performance from their connected devices.
The company also announced the availability of Extreme 305 throughout most major markets in its Northeast division. Extreme 305 is a new ultra-fast speed tier that offers the most-advanced digital homes download speeds of up to 305 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 65 Mbps.
“Extreme 305 reaffirms our commitment to being the fastest Internet service provider in the nation,” said Cathy Avgiris, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data and Communications Services at Comcast. “With our latest Xfinity Wireless Gateway, we’re also delivering the fastest in-home WiFi experience to power our customers’ growing number of connected devices.”
In addition to download speeds of up to 305 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 65 Mbps, Extreme 305 customers will also receive at no additional charge: Xfinity Signature Support Complete Home service (a $19.95/month value), providing customers 24/7 tech support from experienced and knowledgeable specialists; a wireless router to create a fast, efficient and secure home network.