Comcast Customers Get New 6E WiFi Router for Faster Browsing

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What do you want to know

  • Comcast announced the xFi Advanced Gateway router.
  • Comcast’s new router includes WiFi 6E support for fast data transfer.
  • The new router costs $14 per month, the same as the outgoing model.

Internet service provider (ISP) Comcast has announced that customers can now take advantage of a new router, dubbed the xFi Advanced Gateway. The new device has 2.4GHz, 5GHz and a new 6GHz band for super-fast browsing and costs $14 a month – the same as the old router it replaces.

This 6GHz band is the result of WiFi 6E compatibility and while no Apple hardware supports it just yet – not even these new MacBook Pro laptops – that will surely change in the future. The router will deliver an “unbeatable broadband experience,” Comcast said in a press release.

Today, Comcast announced its next generation xFi Advanced Gateway that integrates WiFi 6E, giving customers an unbeatable broadband experience with faster, more reliable wireless connection. Comcast’s most powerful device to date, the new gateway will expand home capacity with three WiFi bands – 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and a new 6 GHz band. Together, these WiFi bands reduce interference and increase bandwidth in the home by 3x to support the massive influx of connected devices used by consumers today. The gateway is also Comcast’s first to support the speeds of the future – symmetric Gigabit speeds – to power the most connected homes of tomorrow.

The new router will start arriving with Comcast customers over the next few months, with the ISP saying those already on the full xFi package should be first on the list for new shipments. Those who want to know more can consult the router’s data sheet now.

Olivier Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider tech industry for over a decade with articles on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog and many more. It was also released in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short on opinions, he’s also been known to “explain” those thoughts in more detail.

Growing up with PCs and spending way too much money on graphics cards and flashy RAM, Oliver went Mac with an iMac G5 and hasn’t looked back. Since then, it has seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by the iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and just about anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile games for iMore, with Apple Arcade in particular. He’s been playing since the days of the Atari 2600 and still struggles with the fact that he can play console quality titles on his handheld.

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