Comcast announced today that it now offers the fastest internet speeds over WiFi across New Jersey, as it begins to introduce Gigabit service to customers in its Warren, Hunterdon and Morris County service areas. This includes Belvidere Borough, Califon Borough, Franklin Township, Glen Gardner Borough, Hackettstown, Hampton Borough, High Bridge Borough, Independence Township, Lebanon Township, Liberty Township, Mansfield Township, Mount Olive Township, Oxford Township, Washington Township (Warren and Morris), Washington Borough and White Township.
Customers in these areas will be able to take advantage of advanced WiFi technology that is capable of delivering WiFi speeds faster than a Gig to support the ever-increasing number of connected devices in their homes.
“We are hyper-focused on advancing our Internet product with new innovation,” said Jim Samaha, senior vice president of Comcast’s Freedom Region, which serves New Jersey, Greater Philadelphia and northern Delaware. “Customers in the areas we serve in Warren, Hunterdon and Morris counties can enjoy faster speeds, state-of-the art gateways with WiFi 6 technology, wall-to-wall WiFi coverage, personalized tools and controls, and advanced cybersecurity protection.”
“I welcome the news that Comcast is introducing Gigabit internet service to Warren, Hunterdon and Morris counties – especially at a time when we are still mostly homebound, and families are using a growing number of connected devices in their homes,” said Assemblyman John Dimaio. “This investment in our infrastructure brings more options for thousands of Comcast’s customers across North Jersey for the services they rely on to help them learn, work, and live better.”
“I am thrilled to learn that Comcast is making an investment in High Bridge and the surrounding areas with this system upgrade,” said High Bridge Councilman George Columbus. “It’s imperative that our residents have the fastest speeds available to work, learn, and conduct business. Launching Gigabit speeds will help ensure our residents and businesses have the technology they need for years to come.”
Comcast’s Xfinity Gigabit Internet service is delivered using Comcast’s existing network architecture and the connections that are already in most customers’ homes. Since 2017 alone, Comcast has devoted more than $15 billion to strengthening and expanding its network – including building more than 33,000 new route miles of fiber. Every 2.5 years the company adds as much capacity to the network as was added in all the previous years combined.
Comcast is also one of the first U.S. Internet Service Providers to offer a WiFi 6 Certified gateway with the latest version of its xFi Advanced Gateway, which is capable of delivering multi-Gigabit speeds via ethernet and laid the groundwork for Gigabit speeds over WiFi.
According to The Xfinity Cyber Health Report, some users have dozens of devices in their home. Increased internet speeds support faster connections and more capacity to support the growing number of smart home devices that are being added to home WiFi networks today and in the future.
Comcast’s residential broadband service is powered by xFi – a simple, digital dashboard for Xfinity customers to control their home WiFi network. In addition to parental control features like pausing WiFi and screen time scheduling, xFi provides content filters that ensure younger children can only access age-appropriate content. xFi now also comes with xFi Advanced Security, that protects all the devices connected to a customers’ home network from malware and other security threats. xFi can be accessed via the Xfinity mobile app (iOS and Android), or on the TV, on X1 and Flex, with the Xfinity Voice Remote. The feature is available at no extra cost to about 20 million Xfinity Internet customers who lease a compatible xFi gateway.