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The hype about Xfinity 10G may be recent, but the introduction of the 10G standard into the Xfinity network infrastructure goes back to 2019. What we now see is the culmination of the effort and investment that has gone into making it possible for Comcast to start deploying the Xfinity 10G network upgrade across its national footprint. Once fully implemented (by 2025), it is expected to benefit more than 50 million homes and businesses.

If you too have been wondering as to why there is such a hype about this latest innovation from the tech-leader in the U.S. internet industry, what exactly does it mean for the user, and how you can connect to the Xfinity 10G network, read on. Our article today talks about all that, and more.

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What Is 10G and What It Is Not

Before we talk about the Xfinity 10G network and the hype that surrounds it, let’s clarify one thing: 10G is not 2 times 5G, nor should you expect it to be “twice as good”!

In fact, 10G and 5G are two completely different things. Where 5G refers to the 5th generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks, 10G is a reference to the internet speed of 10 Gbps delivered over a wired broadband infrastructure that comprises of fiber-optic and coaxial cable lines.

what is 10g

More accurately, we can say 10G refers to a platform that utilizes a collection of cable internet technologies designed to enable service providers like Xfinity to deliver multi-gig symmetrical speeds up to 10 Gbps.

And this should also tell you 10G is not something that is exclusive to Xfinity―albeit as always the provider has indeed paved the way for the industry to follow suit.

The Xfinity 10G Network

In a bid to make its broadband network future-proof―smarter, faster and more reliable―in 2019 Xfinity initiated the process of transitioning the largest Gig speed network in the U.S. to the 10G platform. The following year, in 2020, Xfinity achieved delivery of symmetrical speeds over the network. The DOCSIS 4.0 chipset was tested in 2021, and the world’s first 10G connection went live the year after. It was however not until early 2023 that Comcast unveiled its 10G network in the consumer market.

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The Xfinity 10G network technology is designed to deliver an exceptional internet experience both inside and outside your home. At home hundreds of your devices enjoy the power of symmetrical multi-gig speeds, and the innovative capabilities of the latest xFi Gateway. And when on-the-go, free access to the nation’s largest network of WiFi hotspots―over 22 million―keeps you connected to secure and fast internet over the Xfinity 10G network.

Is Xfinity 10G Internet Worth the Hype?

Let’s now break things down a little for you to understand better what exactly the Xfinity 10G network is able to deliver that makes it worth the hype. To an extent the excitement around it can be attributed to effective marketing, however, it is indeed a leap forward toward transforming the user experience, and what it has to offer does vindicate the hype that surrounds it.

More Capacity

The number of connected devices and applications running on them has increased exponentially in recent years. Xfinity reported around 1 billion devices connected to WiFi in Xfinity households in 2021―12X more than in 2018. As fast, reliable WiFi continues to become more critical to the everyday life of Americans, the consumers’ perception of what is indeed pivotal to their internet experience is also evolving. They’re looking for faster speeds, more bandwidth, complete security and improved home WiFi networks.

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And this is exactly what the move to the 10G platform entails―together with the next-gen of xFi Advanced Gateway, the Xfinity 10G network gives you access to ultra-fast multi-gig speeds over WiFi. The new Xfinity Gateway delivers 3 times more bandwidth to your home network, and is able to support hundreds of connected devices simultaneously.

Faster Speeds

As we said earlier, the Xfinity 10G network aims to deliver multi-gig speeds to customers. Users connected over the 10G network would be able to download at up to 10 Gbps and for uploads they’ll enjoy up to 6 Gbps. With over 10 million Xfinity Internet customers already choosing multi-gig products, the 10G roll out is all set to exceed the consumer demand.

Faster speeds

More Reliability

The Xfinity 10G network is the product of efforts that span many years―the shift has been designed such that the largest and most reliable Gig-speed network in the U.S. is now all set to become future-proof―capable of meeting and exceeding customer expectations with greater consistency.

To top that Xfinity intends to launch a new device that is “storm-ready”―its cellular and battery backup features will help customers stay connected even during power outages.

Ultra-low Latency

The Xfinity 10G network together with the latest xFi Gateway supports a connection that is ultra-low on latency―this is great news for all Xfinity households that are reported to average at more than one gaming console per home. Gamers know it better than all other internet users as to how critical the response time is to their chances of earning a victory.

Ultra-low Latency

Unparalleled WiFi Coverage

The next-gen xFi Advanced Gateway is a critical component of the Xfinity 10G experience―it incorporates the latest WiFi 6E protocol that supports faster speeds and a more reliable wireless connection around the house.

Unparalleled WiFi Coverage

The tri-band device allows for increased capacity, reduced interference and more bandwidth. By adding xFi Pods to the setup you can extend coverage to hard-to-reach corners of the house, and reap the full benefit of the exceptional connectivity delivered by the combo of Xfinity 10G network and the xFi Advanced Gateway.

Plus the xFi digital dashboard lets you enjoy complete control over your home network―another service feature that more and more customers now want to take advantage of.

 

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Is Xfinity 10G Internet Better Than Fiber?

Looking at the unique features of the Xfinity 10G connection, it is only logical to wonder if 10G internet is better than Fiber. After all the 10G platform is designed to produce speeds that are 10 times faster than what today’s hybrid cable networks are capable of.

However, what we must remember is the essential difference here. A 10G internet connection is delivered over a hybrid Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) network as with Xfinity. While this latest upgrade allows the pre-existing HFC network to boost download and upload speeds into the multi-gig range, it may be some time before we see the roll out of symmetrical speeds as high as 10 Gbps.

If you do need such lightening fast equal downloads and uploads anytime sooner, you’ll have to resort to as fast a fiber-to-the-home connection. A few U.S. fiber internet providers are already offering a 10 Gbps plan over a 100% fiber optic network, albeit availability is too select.

With that said, once the 10G upgrade is fully implemented your experience is likely to be very similar to that of a fiber-to-the-home connection―symmetrical multi-gig speeds, reduced latency, enhanced reliability, and improved security―you will be able to reap all these advantages with Xfinity 10G Internet, across the provider’s national footprint.

How to Connect to the Xfinity 10G Network

This is an interesting query―because of the confusion that surrounds “Xfinity 10G”.

Well, if you’re an existing customer, you’re already connected to the Xfinity 10G network. Because Xfinity 10G is essentially the new brand name for the same network which Comcast earlier referred to as “the largest Gig-speed network in the country”. Meaning, whether or not Xfinity has yet implemented the 10G upgrade in your area, as long as you’re connected to its wired broadband network at any speed, you can consider yourself to be on the Xfinity 10G network. And as soon as Xfinity completes the upgrade in your area, you can expect to enjoy a major speed boost and all the other benefits of this ground-breaking innovation.

Since Xfinity is utilizing its pre-existing Gig-speed network to transition to the 10G platform, once the upgrade is deployed across all Xfinity markets in 36 states, the multi-gig service would be readily available to around 122 million people on the Xfinity coverage map. And this would give Xfinity a big edge over fiber internet service providers that exhibit limited access due to the costs involved in expanding the fiber optic network infrastructure.

Xfinity Internet Plans on the 10G Network

As we said earlier, all internet plans offered by Xfinity in all its service regions are now delivered over its rebranded 10G network. Multi-gig speeds may be available only in limited locations as of yet, but as the implementation of the upgrade continues, more customers would come to enjoy the full potential of the Xfinity 10G network.

If you’ve been looking to join the Xfinity Family for a multi-gig internet experience, this should not deter you from getting connected via the Xfinity 10G network. Comcast is all set to maintain an aggressive upgrade schedule, and your area could be the next in queue.

As of now, you can certainly enjoy super-fast Xfinity Internet speeds up to 1.2 Gig in all its service regions. Known for the quality of service, value perks and great promo deals, Xfinity is one of the most popular service providers in the U.S.―all the more reason why you should consider connecting now even if you must wait for the big speed boost you’re looking for.

Xfinity Internet Plan/Speed AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, SC, TN
SUPERFAST
800/20 Mbps
$65/mo.*
for 24 months w/2-year term contract. Taxes not included
GIGABIT
1000/20 Mbps
$75/mo.*
for 24 months w/2-year term contract. Taxes not included.
GIGABIT EXTRA
1200/35 Mbps
$80/mo.*
for 24 months w/2-year term contract. Taxes not included
Xfinity Internet Plan/Speed AZ, CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, NM, OR, TX, UT, WA, WI
SUPERFAST
800/20 Mbps
$65/mo.*
for 24 months. No Term Contract. Taxes not included
GIGABIT
1000/20 Mbps
$75/mo.*
for 24 months. No Term Contract. Taxes not included.
GIGABIT EXTRA
1200/35 Mbps
$80/mo.*
for 24 months. No Term Contract. Taxes not included
Xfinity Internet Plan/Speed CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, PA, VA, VT, WV
SUPERFAST
800/20 Mbps
$70/mo.*
for 24 months. No Term Contract. Taxes not included.
GIGABIT
1000/20 Mbps
$80/mo.*
for 24 months. No Term Contract. Taxes not included.
GIGABIT EXTRA
1200/35 Mbps
$90/mo.*
for 24 months. No Term Contract. Taxes not included.

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Concluding Words

Going back to our core question as to whether or not the hype around Xfinity 10G is justified, we’ll say yes it is.

We can argue Xfinity rebranded its network in line with the 10G upgrade before completing the deployment across its national footprint. And we can contest there was still time before symmetrical speeds as high as 10 Gbps are delivered to subscribers. But once the transition is complete, Xfinity 10G Internet is all set to give Fiber service providers a good run for their money. Simply because it would allow users to enjoy a fiber-like experience, without having to rely on fiber-to-the-home connections, that are still not readily accessible.

For more information, call Xfinity customer service at 844-207-8721

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Xfinity 10G?

Xfinity 10G is the new brand name for Xfinity’s pre-existing wired broadband network which is in the process of transitioning to the 10G platform. The rollout of the 10G network upgrade is expected to complete by 2025 and will lead to the delivery of symmetrical multi-gig speeds across Xfinity’s national footprint.

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When will Xfinity 10G be available?

Xfinity 10G Internet is expected to be available to 50 million homes and businesses across the provider’s national footprint by 2025. The rollout of the upgrade is currently in progress, and more than 40 markets have already implemented network improvements. Call 844-207-8721 to check if Xfinity 10G Internet is already available in your area.

How can I get onto the Xfinity 10G network?

You can connect to the 10G network with any of the Xfinity Internet plans offered in your area. Symmetrical multi-gig speeds are available in limited locations as of now, but as the upgrade continues to roll out you can expect to reap the full benefits of the 10G platform.

How fast is the Xfinity 10G network?

At this time the Xfinity 10G network delivers speeds up to 1200 Mbps across all service locations, while the 2000/100 Mbps speed tier is offered in limited areas. Xfinity however aims to deliver symmetrical multi-gig speeds to customers by the end of 2023, and the implementation of the 10G network upgrade is expected to complete in 2025.

Is Xfinity 10G actually 10G?

The Xfinity 10G network upgrade is designed to deliver symmetrical multi-gig speeds, however, it would be some time before users actually get to experience speeds as high as 10 Gbps. For more information call 844-207-8721.