Comcast Supercharges Xfinity Mobile WiFi Hotspots Across Illinois

WiFi Boost Brings Gig Speeds to Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business Mobile Customers  

 New Feature Supercharges Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business Mobile Devices  with Speeds up to a Gig on the go 

May 8, 2024 –Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business Mobile devices can now get speeds up to a Gigabit per second (Gbps) via millions of “Xfinity Mobile” hotspots across the country. Faster connections mean even better streaming, gaming, teleconferencing and surfing experiences on the go.  

Today 90 percent of the mobile data traffic on Xfinity Mobile devices travels over WiFi, not cellular. With more than 1.8 million WiFi hotspots throughout Illinois giving customers a speed boost, Xfinity Mobile continues to deliver a better experience to support data-intensive applications when traditional cellular networks can’t keep up. Comcast has invested more than $20B over the past five years to upgrade and expand the Xfinity network and introduce new innovative features like WiFi Boost to support the constantly increasing number of connected devices consumers use both inside and outside of the home.  

“We’re supercharging our hotspots to unlock mobile’s full potential so customers can download large files on the go, stream live sporting events or host important video calls,” said Kohposh Kuda, senior vice president, Xfinity Mobile, Comcast. “A billion devices connect to WiFi over our network, because it delivers a superior experience. We’ve invested billions of dollars to support massive growth in data consumption and our WiFi Boost upgrade is a huge win for our mobile customers.” 

Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business Mobile are tapping into the nation’s largest and most powerful WiFi network to deliver even more speed. The extensive availability of WiFi is a major reason why Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business Mobile are the fastest mobile services1 in areas where Comcast provides service. 

Powered by a World-Class Network 

WiFi Boost is made possible by Comcast’s fiber-based network, which has been built to deliver an exceptional Internet experience, ubiquitously. WiFi Boost is a culmination of years of research, technological breakthroughs and massive investments.  

mobile hotspot user making a call

Fast speed is an important feature of a comprehensive connectivity experience that also combines the powerful Xfinity Network with sophisticated hardware and software to deliver a range of benefits to consumers, including 99.99 percent reliability, advanced cybersecurity protection, low latency, access to streaming content and more.  

With Unlimited Plans Designed for Savings 

Xfinity Mobile offers unlimited data plans for its Xfinity Internet customers and now those data plans – including the NOW Internet and Mobile portfolio — are simpler and more affordable than ever. Customers can save money as they add more lines. Customers on unlimited plans get free calling and texting to Canada and Mexico from the United States. Unlimited customers also receive calling, texting and roaming free to the U.S. when visiting Canada and Mexico. 

With free access to up to gig-speed WiFi through the Xfinity network, unlimited data plans are designed to save money. They also offer the most popular devices, Comcast has emerged as one of the fastest growing mobile providers in the country with Xfinity Mobile and Comcast Business Mobile. The services have combined to add more than 6.5 million lines since launching in 2017 and have a long runway for sustained growth ahead. Both are offered as a value-added benefit to Internet customers who regularly rank Xfinity among the leading mobile providers in customer satisfaction. 

For more information or to sign up for Xfinity Mobile, visit an Xfinity Store or www.xfinity.com/mobile.  

1Based on consumer testing of mobile WiFi and cellular data performance from Ookla® Speedtest Intelligence® data in Q4 ’23 for Comcast service areas, including its WiFi footprint, verified by Ookla for Comcast’s analysis. 

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