Xfinity TV and internet service go hand in hand. Bundling these services gives your DVR more storage, updates, and access to online streaming services like Netflix directly from your X1 remote.
Most Xfinity Internet service is cable-based, so it’s available in over 40 states where you’ll find Xfinity TV service.
Xfinity fiber internet is also rolling out coast-to-coast, but you’ll have to call Xfinity or check your zip code to find out if it’s available in your area.
Prices for Xfinity Internet range from $44.99 to $299.95, excluding taxes and fees. Once again, it depends on what’s available in your area.
We recommend buying your own modem/router combo if you plan on being with Xfinity for more than a year. Most modem and gateways will work with other services if you decide to switch.
Xfinity Internet service is fast enough to handle 4K streaming speeds, ranging from 15 Mbps up to 2,000 Mbps, or 2 gig speeds (available in select unspecified areas, and you’ll need to meet Xfinity’s requirements).
The most common speed offered is 100 Mbps, and the 1 gig plan (technically a 940 Mbps download speed due to Ethernet limitations) is available in almost all areas now.
However, Xfinity’s upload speeds fall behind its competitors for all plans except the Gigabit Extra plan. The cable internet plans range from 10 to 35 Mbps upload speeds. That’s a bummer if you upload large files like photo albums or HD videos.
It’s not that Xfinity doesn’t want to give you fast upload speeds. . . it’s that the legacy equipment it uses can’t quite handle the speed unless Xfinity replaces the existing network, which would be expensive and time-consuming.
Xfinity has a 1.2 TB data cap on all of its plans. If you go over that data cap, you’ll have to pay $50 for each 50 GB of data in the month. Most people won’t even get close to that cap, but for movie buffs and sitcom hoarders, those HD video files can add up.