Comcast named as 'fastest Internet provider' nationwide

Complimentary or contrary to how you might feel with Comcast service, PC Magazine named Comcast as the nation's faster Internet service provider.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

We all complain about cable and Internet companies, whether it be about costs and billing to poor service (customer or performance).

Well, it looks like we can't complain too much about Comcast when it comes to getting online as PC Magazine named it as "the fastest Internet provider in the nation." For real.

The results are based upon more than 58,000 tests completed on speedtest.net.

Thankfully, the NBC Universal-owned Internet service provider doesn't seem to be relying on its laurels. Cathy Avgiris, senior vice president and general manager of communications and data services at Comcast, explained in a statement:

We're going to continue innovating and redefining the Internet experience for our customers. Our speed demonstration of 1 gigabit per second over our private network in June proves that we've only just begun to tap the potential of broadband.

Currently, Comcast offers customers speed choices ranging from 12 Mbps to 105 Mbps, and it provides DOCSIS 3.0 and PowerBoost technologies for even faster connection rates over its fiber-based IP network.

Regardless, I'm sure Comcast customers will find something to whine about still. Complaining about the cable company is almost an American tradition by now -- whether the complaint is warranted or not.


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