CES 2022: Comcast Bringing WiFi 6E to Subscribers With New xFi Gateway

Comcast this week announced plans to launch a new xFi Advanced Gateway that incorporates WiFi 6E, providing Comcast customers with access to faster broadband speeds on compatible devices.

comcast wifi 6e gateway
The xFi Gateway supports three WiFi bands, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz, which is the new band that denotes a "6E" device. According to Comcast, the xFi Gateway will offer reduced interference and up to 3x more bandwidth to support homes with a multitude of connected devices.

Comcast says that it is also working to "evolve its network to 10G" for multigigabit upload and download speeds.

The xFi Advanced Gateway will begin rolling out to Comcast customers over the coming months, with those subscribed to the Gigabit Internet or xFi Complete Package receiving the first devices.

Customers will need to pay a $14 monthly fee for the xFi Advanced Gateway, which is the same monthly price as the current Gateway hardware rental fee.

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Top Rated Comments

sw1tcher Avatar
33 months ago

Airport extreme never supported Wifi 6e
The statement that it "looks like the AirPort Extreme used to" means it resembles it in appearance not in performance or features.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
appleguy123 Avatar
33 months ago
Looks like the AirPort Extreme used to. RIP.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
33 months ago
I like the design. It’s simple and elegant. Also, found this fact sheet about the gateway.



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mnsportsgeek Avatar
33 months ago

Article quote:

Customers will need to pay a $14 monthly fee for the xFi Advanced Gateway, which is the same monthly price as the current Gateway hardware rental fee.”

Wait, am I missing something here, has there always been a $14 fee incorporated?
Yes, that's their equipment rental fee. You have the option of providing your own modem for no fee.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
robd003 Avatar
33 months ago
Does anyone else wish Apple kept producing the AirPort Exteme access points? I'd love one that supports WiFi 6E
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macintosh TV Avatar
33 months ago
Nice option. That $14 also gets you unlimited data, rather than the normal 1.2TB cap.
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