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As a blogger internet is necessary, if not essential, to do my job. Besides this website and my book website, I also run a book promotions company so if my internet is down I am stuck either using my phone or going across the street the library. Neither are a great options. Admittedly Comcast internet and myself have not been friends in the past. When we were living at my parents house it felt like it was down more than it was up. Even as recent as last winter every time it was cold it went down. In October we had the wires replaced and a new modem installed. Since then we have had -27 degree days and the internet was going strong. They only time it went out was when the entire Xfinity system was down. It has been fantastic for my work and my kids have enjoyed being able to stream the Roku and run the Xbox while I am working and not having me yell at them to get off because they were slowing the internet down.
Since we have upgraded to the new modem a lot of our devices have been running better too. It has two different gateway connections so our older devices can connect on a different megaherz than our newer. We no longer have a problem with any of our devices getting kicked off the internet or running super slow. The best part about our fast, new modem is that our printer works!! We have had such a problem with printers connecting to our older, slower modem because the technology on the new printers are so much more advanced than our old modem could handle. This in itself has made our lives easier! My kids don’t have a lot of time to get homework done or things printed for projects and not have to take 15 minutes hassling with the printer is time saving! If you haven’t updated or upgraded your modem in a while I HIGHLY recommend it. Xfinity’s new modems are fantastic. Honestly. We barely have glitches at all anymore. Don’t get me started at how fast things stream now. It’s crazy fast. Being a person who grew up with a dial up modem, I am amazed.
Some awesome facts about Xfinity Internet:
The Need for Speed – XFINITY’s High-Speed Internet:
-XFINITY Internet delivers the fastest in-home WiFi for all rooms and all devices. With XFINITY, you can get the quick speeds you need, even during peak hours and with multiple people logged on.
-They offer a variety of plans to meet everyone’s needs. Whether occasionally surfing or spending hours streaming movies on 5+ devices, they have a plan for you. Social network and download HD movies and tons of music in minutes, then stream at the highest quality.
-XFINITY internet delivers the most WiFi coverage for all rooms, all devices, all the time. Even during peak hours or when watching multiple HD shows, you’ll get 100% of the speed you’re paying for. (Seriously. I was skeptical but it really delivers)
Security is a big priority in the digital age. With Constant Guard by XFINITY, you can feel safe knowing you have unmatched online security against identify theft, viruses and more, provided by Norton Security.
(According to Symantec’s 2014 Internet Security Threat Report, 67% of websites used to distribute malware were identified as legitimate, compromised websites. Constant Guard from XFINITY is included, no charge)
HOTSPOTS (we love this): Being an XFINITY internet customer also gives you access to their millions of hotspots nationwide. Ever see the “xfinitywifi” network pop up while you’re running around? That’s it! Covering tons of places around the country, these hotspots let you stay connected and experience your favorite content on the go.
With data plans on cell phones adding up, this allows you to conserve data and use XFINITY’s free WiFi network wherever available. Find hotspots near you by searching your address on http://wifi.comcast.com/ or downloading the XFINITY WiFi app!
After you sign in once using your Comcast username and password, you’ll be automatically connected whenever a network is available. So easy!
If you haven’t checked out what Ty’s up to yet, you’re missing out! He’s sharing tons of great life hacks and tips for residents of Chicago. My favorite one last month was his awesome time saving tip on Facebook! I love his every second counts message!
XFINITY knows that every second counts, which is why they’ve launched a new character named Ty to help you find the best shortcuts and life hacks in Chicago.
Check out Ty here: Fast Life With Ty Ty will be sharing tips on how to save time and energy on his new Facebook and Twitter pages. He’s all about making the most of life! From what I have seen, he definitely fast enough to keep up with the new X1 platform. You can also find him on Instagram and Pinterest.
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