Is Xfinity Internet Down? (2024)

Find out if it's a network outage or something you can control

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Xfinity home internet is usually fast and reliable, but unexpected outages and slowdowns can really wreck your day. Sometimes you can fix your connectivity problem by checking your equipment, cables, and account.

If that doesn’t work, we’ll give you a few ways to check your network status. You’ll also find some outage statistics from real-world customers, hear what other customers have to say, and see how Xfinity compares to other internet providers. Then, we’ll cover what causes Xfinity outages and offer some insider info on recent upgrades to Xfinity tech.

Jump to: Troubleshooting tips | Xfinity outage stats | Refund information |Leave an Xfinity review |What other Xfinity customers say | Xfinity TV outages | Xfinity mobile outages |How Xfinity compares| Xfinity X-Class | Xfinity FAQ

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  • Troubleshooting tips
  • Xfinity outage stats
  • Refund information
  • Leave an Xfinity review
  • What other Xfinity customers say
  • Xfinity TV outages
  • Xfinity mobile outages
  • How Xfinity compares
  • Xfinity X-Class
  • Xfinity FAQ

How to find out if Xfinity internet is down

The first sign your internet is down is a page or app not loading. You might get an error box, a spinning circle of death, or a smart speaker that says, “Sorry, your device is offline.”

When this happens, don’t panic. Instead, follow the steps below to troubleshoot and get back online as quickly as possible.

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  • Step 1: Check other sites, apps, browsers, or devices
  • Step 2: Check the lights on your router and modem or gateway
  • Step 3: Reboot or power cycle all your gear
  • Step 4: Check the Xfinity app or Xfinity Status Center for reported outages
  • Step 5: Check outside for work crews, or ask your neighbors if they have internet issues

Outage and reliability stats from real Xfinity customers

Xfinity doesn’t publish info about overall network uptime, but we know some neighborhoods have more outages than others. We figured out average downtimes by asking folks around the country how often outages occurred for them.

Customer data on Xfinity outages

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*Sourced from the 2023 Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Customer data on Xfinity internet slowdowns

We also gleaned some data about real-world slowdowns. This metric is important for cable internet providers like Xfinity because they are more prone to congestion-related troubles. Here’s what we learned.

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*Sourced from the 2023 Customer Satisfaction Survey.

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Can you get a refund for an Xfinity outage?

Xfinity does not provide refunds for weather-related home internet outages, but you may get a refund if the outage was due to something like network maintenance or a technical error caused by Xfinity personnel.

To find out if you’re due, pull up your bill by signing in to your account. You’ll see a “bill credits” section on page 3.

Since Xfinity provides service in dozens of states, the rules that apply to your account depend on where you live. This guide to Xfinity legal docs can help you find what applies in your situation.

Tell us what you think about your Xfinity service

If you’re an active Xfinity customer, we want to hear from you! Sharing your experience helps us improve our recommendations and helps other customers decide whether it’s time to switch internet providers.

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What other Xfinity customers say

Xfinity used to have a less-than-stellar reputation for customer experience, but it seems to be improving. When we asked customers about their Xfinity service in 2023, responses were mixed. Most folks were happy with the service, many were pleased with its reliability, and almost all had good things to say about their internet speeds.

Among internet providers overall, Xfinity landed smack in the middle as a solid 7 out of 15. Xfinity scored higher than fellow cable internet giants Spectrum and Cox, but it scored lower than many of the most well-known fiber internet providers like Google Fiber and Verizon. It tied with fiber internet provider AT&T (one of its biggest competitors).

Xfinity customer survey scores*

ProviderOverall SatisfactionSpeedPriceReliabilityCustomer Service
3.943.53.93.7
3.93.93.73.83.8
4.144.13.94.1
4.34.344.34.2

*Ratings based on a five point system used in our Customer Satisfaction Survey. Higher is better.

In addition to asking customers to rate Xfinity, we asked them for their honest reviews of the service.

Xfinity customer feedback

“There have been a few outages of an hour or so.The other problem was a faulty cable the problem was resolved same day. All around the service has been good.”

“They could provide better speed and reliability. Often the internet will go out for no reason for up to 10–15 minutes. Other times it will become very slow.”

“Xfinity is very good at keeping our internet working. If there is an outage, they quickly repair it and get us back online.”

“Xfinity has failed to deliver in many ways. The service is very poor, with outages and slow speeds being the norm. In addition, customer service has been poor, with unhelpful troubleshooting that fails to resolve problems.”

Sourced from customers in all regions of the United States as part of the 2023 Customer Satisfaction Survey. We did not collect names or personal info.

Xfinity TV outages

If your Xfinity internet is down, your Xfinity TV will be down too. That’s because Xfinity internet and cable TV use the same technology. If you have just Xfinity TV, you can check for an outage using the same troubleshooting steps we listed above.

Different rules around cable TV outages apply in each state, but there’s good news for folks in Connecticut, Maine, and New York. If you lose your video service, you may be eligible for a prorated refund.

Xfinity mobile outages

Xfinity bundles its home internet and cable television service with mobile phone service. However, its mobile services use a different tech type to get you online. That means there’s a good chance you will still be able to connect via 4G LTE or even 5G if your home internet and TV are down.

If you can’t connect with your home internet, TV, or Xfinity mobile phone, your problem is most likely a billing issue. Call 1-800-Xfinity or find an Xfinity store near you for help.

How Xfinity compares

Xfinity is the largest cable internet provider in the US, reaching more than a third of all homes and businesses in the country. That means it competes with many different internet providers. What’s available to you depends on where you live.

AT&T vs. Xfinity

You might get a choice between in some of the nation’s biggest cities, including San Francisco, Houston, Miami, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, and Jacksonville, Florida. AT&T offers faster speeds and unlimited data, but we like Xfinity’s cheaper plans for small households.

CenturyLink vs. Xfinity

CenturyLink sells fiber internet under the Quantum Fiber name in some areas that overlap with Xfinity cable internet service areas, mainly in New Mexico, the Wasatch Front, Denver, Florida, and Minnesota. In rural areas, CenturyLink DSL is the more likely Xfinity alternative.

In almost all cases, we recommend Quantum Fiber over Xfinity and Xfinity over CenturyLink. Among the three options, monthly pricing for good-enough speeds is about even.

Verizon vs. Xfinity

Verizon Fios internet—the company’s fiber offering—is exclusive to states in the Northeast, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, Virginia, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts.

In some of those areas, Verizon Fios and Xfinity compete head-to-head. Xfinity is cheaper, but Fios is better if you can get it. We recommend taking advantage of Fios unless you are a light user (think just emails, streaming in HD and browsing) and you can get away with one of Xfinity’s cheapest plans.

Frontier vs. Xfinity

In most areas where Frontier competes with Xfinity, you’re looking at Frontier DSL versus Xfinity cable. If that’s your situation, Xfinity is more budget friendly, a lot faster, and more reliable—but Frontier has the perk of unlimited data. Xfinity will almost always be a better choice than DSL.

If you can get fiber internet from Frontier, you’re in luck! In that case, we would opt for Xfinity if you’re a light user, because prices are lower. If you have a big home or need fast upload speeds, though, go with Frontier.

Google Fiber vs. Xfinity

Google Fiber has a tiny footprint compared to Xfinity, but there’s some overlap in Utah, Georgia, Texas, and Missouri. GFiber beats Xfinity for better customer ratings, but it has no true budget options. That said, GFiber’s speed, reliability, and free equipment can’t be beat.

How Xfinity’s internet prices compare

ProviderCustomer rating*Cheapest planOrder online
8$20.00/mo.

ViewPlans for Xfinity

8.1$55.00/mo.

Is Xfinity Internet Down? (11) 7.3$30.00/mo.§

ViewPlans for CenturyLink

Is Xfinity Internet Down? (12) 8.3$49.99/mo.

ViewPlans for Verizon Home Internet

7.3$49.99/mo.#

ViewPlans for Frontier

9.3$70.00/mo.**ViewPlans for Google Fiber

Data as of Feb. 22, 2024. Max download speeds listed apply to lowest-priced plans, but higher-priced plans may offer faster speeds.

*Ratings based on a 10-point system used in our 2024 Customer Satisfaction Survey. Higher is better. Plan availability varies by location.

See disclaimers.

Xfinity tech upgrades: X-Class and Storm-Ready WiFi

Xfinity is a massive cable internet provider, but it’s facing fierce competition from fiber-to-the-home options such as and 5G internet options like T-Mobile. To keep up, Xfinity is making some big changes on the back end. Customers will still have a coax cable from the street to their house, but tech behind the scenes is getting a major makeover.

If all goes as planned with the Xfinity X-Class rollout, customers may see short outages during neighborhood upgrades over the next few years. When it’s all done, though, they’ll benefit from multigigabit upload and download speeds that rival what fiber can offer. It will be a lot faster and more reliable than 5G, too.

Sign up for planned outage updates from Xfinity.

More about cable internet tech

  • What is Xfinity C-Class?
  • Xfinity 10G Internet Is Coming. Here’s How To Get It.
  • 5G Home Internet vs. Cable: Which Is Right for You?
  • DSL vs. Cable Internet: Speeds and Plans
  • Cable vs. Fiber: Which One Is Better?

FAQ about Xfinity

Why does Xfinity keep having outages?

Xfinity outages can be caused by bad weather, power outages, cut fiber lines in the wider network, and much more. Multiple short but frequent outages, however, are likely caused by one of two things: Network upgrades in your neighborhood or faulty equipment or wiring at your home.

If the outages are related to upgrades, check your My Xfinity app for more info. If you don’t see any outage notifications there, call customer service to see if you can get a technician to check your cable lines or replace your Wi-Fi equipment.

How long do Xfinity outages last?

The length of an Xfinity outage depends on its cause. Fiber line cuts in your neighborhood, for example, can take eight or more hours to repair. If the power went out during a storm, you’ll have to wait for power restoration plus the return of safe conditions before Xfinity crews can start repairs. If the problem is just an account issue or upgrade-related outage, though, the problem could be resolved quickly. You can get updates from Xfinity in the My Xfinity app or via text message by adding your phone number to your Xfinity ID.

How can I repor an Xfinity outage?

The best way to report an Xfinity outage is to call the company’s customer service line at 1-800-Xfinity. You can also use the Xfinity online chat feature. Either way, keep your Xfinity login info within reach because that’s the first thing the rep or chatbot will need.

Disclaimers

Xfinity

For 12 months. No term contract. Taxes and equipment not included. Includes $10/mo automatic payments and paperless billing discount. Prices may vary by location.

AT&T

Price after $5/mo Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Plus taxes & fees. Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. One time install chrg may apply. Ltd. avail/areas. Call or go to www.fiber.att.com to see if you qualify.

CenturyLink

§ Service is not available everywhere. Offer is available to qualifying customers only. Limited time offer. Paperless billing required. Additional taxes, fees, and surcharges apply.

Verizon

Price per month with Auto Pay & without select 5G mobile plans. Fios plan prices include taxes & fees

Frontier

# w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill. Max wired speed 500/500 Mbps. Wi-Fi, actual & average speeds vary. One-time charges apply.

Google Fiber

**Plus taxes and fees. Upload/download speed and device streaming claims are based on maximum wired speeds. Actual Internet speeds are not guaranteed and may vary based on factors such as hardware and software limitations, latency, packet loss, etc.

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Is Xfinity Internet Down? (2024)

FAQs

Why is Xfinity WiFi not working? ›

Check the device WiFi settings to ensure WiFi is on. Confirm the equipment cables are plugged in and the coaxial cable has been tightened as much as possible using your fingers to both the wall outlet and your modem or gateway. Make sure you are within a reachable WiFi coverage area from the modem or router.

How do I find out if Xfinity is down in my area? ›

Check to see if a service outage has been reported in your area by signing into your account and checking the Status Center, or register your phone to receive text alerts and text “Out” to 266278. If you're a Comcast Business customer, go to our Service Status Center to check your service health.

Why is Xfinity connected but no Internet? ›

Restart Gateway. The most common method to fix the “no Internet access” issue is to restart the gateway. Just power off/unplug your gateway, wait for several minutes or so, and power on/re-plug the gateway again to see whether you can connect to your Internet or not.

How do I get my Xfinity Internet to work again? ›

You can troubleshoot connectivity issues using the Xfinity app. Select WiFi and click the Troubleshoot option. If our system detects a problem we can't fix online and a visit is required, you have the option to schedule a technician visit.

Why is my Xfinity suddenly not working? ›

If one or more of your Xfinity services isn't working, you can check to see if a service outage has been reported in your area in a few different ways. If you don't need instructions, you can visit the Status Center, log in to your account and check service outages in your area.

Why is my Xfinity internet so bad lately? ›

The distance between your personal devices and your gateway, modem, or router. Older devices which could be consuming bandwidth and slowing down your network. Interference from neighboring WiFi networks, especially during peak hours.

How do I know if my network is down in my area? ›

Check your internet providers' social media accounts, as sometimes companies will use these platforms to post information about outages and planned works. Still nothing? Also check its website or app (you may have to log in to your account first, so keep your details handy).

How do I check my Internet connection on Xfinity? ›

To use the Xfinity Speed Test, go to speedtest.xfinity.com using your desktop or handheld device's browser and select Start Test. The Xfinity Speed Test is also available in the Xfinity app (Apple App Store or Google Play) for some Xfinity Internet customers. Who can use the Xfinity Speed Test?

How do I fix my Xfinity WiFi at home? ›

Basic troubleshooting tips to end WiFi woes
  1. Move your Gateway around. ...
  2. Restart your device. ...
  3. Update your router. ...
  4. If you have a new Gateway but you're using an older device, your Gateway may have to “slow down” for your device to be able to keep up.

Why is my WiFi connected but says no internet? ›

This issue typically indicates that your device can connect to your local network (via Wi-Fi or Ethernet) but cannot reach the internet. Common causes of no internet connection include problems with the router or modem, incorrect DNS settings, IP address conflicts, or issues with your internet provider.

How to reset Xfinity internet? ›

Manually restart your Xfinity Gateway, modem, or router
  1. Unplug the power cable.
  2. Wait one minute.
  3. Plug the power cable back in.

How do I refresh my Xfinity signal? ›

Press the A button on your remote control, or visit the Help section in Settings. (Saying “System Refresh” into your Voice Remote will take you to step three.) Highlight the System Refresh tile, and press OK.

What color should an Xfinity router be? ›

Device status and light activity
Light activityStatus of device
White steady light or white steady light with purple tint (post-activation)On or operational
White steady or blinking light / white steady or blinking light with purple tint (during activation)Limited operational
Red steady lightNo internet connection
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How to tell if an Xfinity router is working? ›

To see if the Full Network Test is available to you, go to the Xfinity app, select WiFi, select View WiFi equipment and then select Internet Health. If you see a Full Network Test tile, then you're good to go.

Why isn't my internet working? ›

There could be a number of factors that affect your internet connection. First, and most likely, is problems with your equipment. Restarting your modem/router will often resolve the issue. Other reasons why your internet may keep going out include inadequate speeds, network congestion and inclement weather.

Why my WiFi is connected but not working? ›

Solution. Try restarting your router and/or modem, or disconnect and wait a few seconds before connecting them back in. Bring yourself closer to your router. Sometimes simply moving your device closer to your router will help you solve a terrible internet connection.

How do you reset Xfinity WiFi? ›

In the Xfinity app:
  1. Locate the WiFi icon.
  2. Tap the Troubleshoot option.
  3. Select Restart your Gateway.

Why would WiFi not be working? ›

Wi-Fi issues are problems with your router's wireless signal, such as interference from obstructions, too much distance between the router and devices, or interference from other networks and electronics. You can tell an internet signal issue from a Wi-Fi issue with a few key troubleshooting steps.

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