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Xfinity Internet Pricing (Includes Final Prices)

Xfinity has tiered plans starting at 25 Mbps and going up to the gigabit range for downloads. However, the upload speeds mostly cap out around 35 Mbps, except for their uncommon and high-priced fiber plans.

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Plans Download Speed Upload Speed Promo Price Final Price
Performance Starter+ 25 Mbps 3 Mbps $29.99/mo. $50/mo.
Performance Select 100 Mbps 5 Mbps $34.99/mo. $55/mo.
Performance Pro+ 200 Mbps 5 Mbps $49.99/mo. $70/mo.
Blast! Pro+ 300 Mbps 10 Mbps $64.99/mo. $80/mo.
Extreme Pro+ 600 Mbps 15 Mbps $74.99/mo. $90/mo.
Gigabit 1000 Mbps 35 Mbps $84.99/mo. $100/mo.

After 12 months Xfinity upload speeds Plan fees Is Gigabit worth it? Low-income pricing

As of 2021, Xfinity markets six internet-only plans throughout their coverage area. Pricing for the cheapest plans starts at $29.99/month, then goes up to $50 after the first 12 months.

Xfinity pricing after 12 months

Xfinity Plan Uploads

One aspect of Xfinity pricing that can be frustrating is that the upload speeds aren’t always clearly listed. In fact, when compiling this page, I had to go through multiple Xfinity sales and chat agents to get a verified list.

The short version is: they’re much lower than the download speeds. This is standard for cable systems, since they are designed for home users who mostly download content and need relatively little upload in comparison. Still, it can come as a surprise when the download speeds have improved so much relative to upload over the past few years.

Xfinity cable plans go all the way up to 1,000 Mbps for download speed. However, because they are a hybrid fiber-coaxial connection rather than pure Fiber-to-the-Home, the maximum upload is just 35 Mbps.

For reference, that’s just enough to support 1–2 4K video streams, before you factor in multiple users, WiFi fade, etc.

Plan NameDownloadUploadPromo PriceFinal Price
Performance Starter+25 Mbps3 Mbps$29.99/mo$50
Performance Select100 Mbps5 Mbps$34.99/mo$55
Performance Pro+200 Mbps5 Mbps$49.99/mo$70
Blast! Pro+300 Mbps10 Mbps$64.99/mo$80
Extreme Pro+600 Mbps15 Mbps$74.99/mo$90
Gigabit1000 Mbps35 Mbps$84.99/mo$100

Cable speeds are designed this way because most users will make heavy use of download for video content. It wasn’t until 2020 that working from home and remote culture really went mainstream and made the need for more upload speed clear.

Unfortunately, most Xfinity plans are in the 5–15 Mbps range for uploads, which is enough to support video calls but can be challenging for heavier use, such as multiple users relying on upstream bandwidth or moving video files to the cloud.

If you want 35 Mbps uploads, your only choice is their most expensive “Gigabit” plan, which has 1,000 Mbps downloads and 35 Mbps uploads.

The only way to get faster than 35 Mbps upload with Xfinity is to try and get their custom-install fiber plan, Gigabit Pro. However, this costs $300+ per month and a $1,000 one-time install fee, not to mention several site survey and install visits.

If you’re curious to learn about the plan, there’s a great writeup about the application process for network engineers here, or you can read my Xfinity Gigabit vs Gigabit Pro comparison.

Xfinity plan fees and fine print

Data Caps are expanding in 2021

While many providers have lifted caps during Covid-19, Xfinity continues to enforce data caps on plans outside of the Northeast region.

The company initially planned to expand caps nationwide in early 2021, but faced harsh criticism from lawmakers for doing so while Covid-19 was still an unsolved problem. They have now delayed the move until July of 2021.

Once caps are expanded, likely in July of 2021, this means that if you use more data than your plan allows, you will be charged additional fees for extra data in packs.

Pricing for additional data is $10/50 GB, up to $100. This means that if you max out your data caps and use an additional 500 GB or more of data on top of the 1.2TB cap, you'll be charged an extra $100 that month.

This policy already applies to customers outside the US northeast (California, Washington, Utah, etc).

Xfinity WiFi router options

Xfinity comes with three router options in 2021:

  1. xFi Gateway
  2. xFi Gateway Complete
  3. Bring your own
WiFi optionMonthly feeHardwareFeatures
xFi Gateway$14xFi Gateway (modem/router combo device)WiFi
xFi Gateway Complete$25xFi Gateway, xFi Pod, unlimited dataWiFi
Own Router optionNo chargeBring your own modem and routerVoids tech support

The xFi Gateway is basically a modem/router unit that broadcasts WiFi in your home. The upsell for “complete” throws in an xFi Pod (basically a WiFi extender, or mesh WiFi device) that extends the WiFi for larger or oddly-shaped homes. xFi complete also includes unlimited data.

The xFi Pods are made in collaboration with a company called Plume, which is a good thing because they’ve been doing some of the more interesting work improving home networking hardware/software in the past couple years. Xfinity is their largest partner, but they also work with a variety of smaller ISPs.

Xfinity router options screenshot.
Basic router service costs $14/month, but they push hard for the $25/month upgrade that includes unlimited data and a WiFi extension device.

$14 per month is pretty steep for WiFi service, although Xfinity makes a case for it with decent hardware and well-designed mesh networking options. However, if you’re in a two-bedroom home or apartment, you’re likely better off just buying your own to save the $168 per year it adds up to.

Xfinity is compatable with most major modem and router combinations, and they maintain a full list of compatable devices on their site.

Xfinity Plans for Low-Income Households

Low-income households can access Xfinity's reduced-cost basic service plans. These plans provide reduced speeds for a lower $9.95 monthly price, with no WiFi router fees.

Plan NameSpeed Down/UpMonthly PriceWiFi Fee
Xfinity Internet Essentials25/3 Mbps$9.95/mo $0/mo
Page Summary
  • 25-1,000 Mbps download speeds are available in most of the Xfinity coverage area. However, the upload speeds for cable plans cap out at 35 Mbps.
  • Plan pricing rises after 12 months by anywhere from 18–67% depending on the plan. See chart below for pricing changes.
  • Xfinity Gigabit Pro is a fiber plan with extremely limited availability and monthly costs above $300, therefore it's not included in comparisons below.

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Jameson Zimmer
Broadband Market Analyst
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