Comcast Launches XFINITY

Posted Thu Feb 4, 2010 at 02:40 PM PST by Mike Attebery

Want more bandwidth, more online content and more HD? Comcast’s bringing it and switching up their name in the process.

Comcast is introducing some new, higher tier subscription plans, and rebranding their existing products with the new XFINITY brand name. Let’s get it out of the way right at the top. XFINITY is a silly name, we all agree.

XFINITY is rolling out in eleven cities initially with more to come this year. While for most customers this will simply be a name change, Comcast is adding more high-end internet and television packages to their lineup.

The details of the television packages, such as content and pricing, are not yet announced. Comcast Voices, the company’s official blog, revealed some of the plans for internet packages though. “We’re offering 50 Mbps in XFINITY markets, and those speeds will keep increasing to 100+ Mbps and even faster in the future,” writes Comcast VP of Operations David Watson.

Watson also teased a few projects that are still in the works, such as iPhone apps, caller ID features, and Remote DVR.

Source: Comcast Voices

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