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Looking to Enhance Your Xfinity Internet Speed? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Enhance your Internet speed with Xfinity. Find out which Xfinity users are eligible for speed upgrades plus other ways to increase Internet speed without a plan change.

Home WiFi connections keep you on top of several important aspects of your daily life. Whether you’re working on a report, playing online games; streaming music and videos, reading the news or catching up with your loved ones, home Internet is your portal into completing many priorities and activities. Most households use their Internet connection all at once, across interests and experiences. All of which most likely require varying levels of bandwidth.

If you’re currently paying for less Internet bandwidth than you need for all of your favorite online activities, you’re probably feeling frustrated at the slow upload and download speeds you’re experiencing. Luckily, many Xfinity users have access to increased Internet speeds in certain regions (with more regions coming soon). If you aren’t one of them, SmartMove is here with a couple other quick tips to help you boost your Xfinity Internet speeds.

How to Upgrade Internet Access as an Xfinity User

Before you contact Xfinity about maximizing your Internet service, try out SmartMove’s Xfinity speed test. This easy-to-use tool will reveal whether your Internet is functioning at its optimal speed. If it’s not, you will know it’s time to move onto some troubleshooting.

There’s a chance your Xfinity speed test will determine that your Internet connection is working at the proper speed based on your plan, it’s just not meeting your needs. This means it’s time to find out whether you qualify for increased Internet upload and download speeds from Xfinity.

Currently, increased speeds are available for Xfinity users in select regions. In order to find out whether your plan qualifies for speed upgrades at this time, simply log in to your online account and follow these instructions:

  • ​Click the Billing tab
  • Scroll down and click the Statements tab
  • Find Statement Details
  • Look for an Upgrade tab, and you should be directed to a new webpage that displays your options for upgrading
If these steps show that you are not currently eligible for a speed upgrade, you can contact your local Xfinity helpline to get more information or talk about paying for more data or faster speeds.

Quick tips to Speeding Up Your Internet

Whether or not you’re eligible for an Xfinity upgrade, there are many options for taking control of your household’s online experience.

Sick of your streaming devices buffering mid-scene during your favorite show? Or experiencing a slow Internet connection when you’re on your mobile device? SmartMove has the rundown on top ways to speed up your Internet without changing your service plan.

Move Your Router

If you’re only experiencing slow Internet speeds on certain devices in your home but not others, the location of your router may be the problem. The more centrally your router is located to the rest of your home, the better the Internet connection will be for all of your devices. Additionally, make sure the devices requiring the highest priority are closest to the router to get the best possible connection.

Connect by Ethernet Cable

Given the popularity of wireless Internet access, it’s easy to forget that a wired connection can often be much more quick and reliable. It may be slightly less convenient to attach an Ethernet cable to your device, as you can’t move around as freely. However, if you’re trying to do a data-heavy activity like on-demand streaming or gaming or even running simultaneous streams, an Ethernet cable will boost your Internet speeds significantly.
 

Invest in a New Router

In some cases, you might be using a WiFi router that isn’t built for the amount of space you need to cover. Contact your Xfinity representative to find out whether a router upgrade is in order. Then you can get back to streaming your favorite cable TV channels online on your TV app, including ESPN, Fox, Showtime, TNT, Comedy Central, and many more.
 

Look Into WiFi Extender

A WiFi extender (not to be confused with a WiFi repeater) may also be needed if your router isn’t quite equipped to give you high-speed Internet access. WiFi extenders are easy to set up and are a great way to eradicate dead zones throughout your property.
 

Find the Best Internet and Media Bundles with SmartMove

Improving your Xfinity Internet speed is definitely possible if you follow these tips. 

Need to add cable TV or mobile to your Internet service? SmartMove can help you find the best bundles available in your region from the highest quality providers available.

We broke down a few of today’s most popular Xfinity plans to consider:

Performance Pro Internet:
$39.99/mo
Up to 300 Mbps

Blast! Internet
$59.99/mo
Up to 600 Mbps

Gigabit
$79.99/mo
Up to 1200 Mbps

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