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Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 Modems in the Wild

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After months of watching news on Comcast’s DOCSIS 3.0 deployments, it finally occurred to me to troll around online to see how subscribers are responding to the new higher-speed service tiers. I didn’t find much, but what I did find was promising. Check out this post from a Broadband Reports forum:

I called up to have my speeds increased to Ultra in Northeastern MA. They said no problem, but my SB5100 wasn’t going to work and I needed a new modem. They sent me a [Motorola] SB6120 DOCSIS 3 modem via UPS the next day as part of a self-install kit… With the new D3 modem, I am seeing 30+ on powerboost down and a steady 5 up. The new modem definitely makes a difference.

The modem has a gigabit ethernet port and also shows channel bonding for download. Upload speed is single channel.

It’s quite fast. I was able to get 9GB (yes GB) downloaded in about 50 mins downloading some video…

Comcast hasn’t said much publicly about when and where it’s deploying DOCSIS 3.0, but so far you can find D3-enabled service tiers running in the Twin Cities, Boston and Philadelphia. Jeff Baumgartner reported last week that Comcast still plans to have 20% of its network upgraded to DOCSIS 3.0 by the end of the year. Parts of Washington and Oregon are next on the list.

9 Responses

  1. I Want!

    Actually I’ll be needing one with a voice port. I have triple play.

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  4. [...] said much publicly about when and where it’s deploying DOCSIS 3.0, but so far you can find D3-enabled service tiers running in the Twin Cities, Boston and Philadelphia. Jeff Baumgartner reported last week that [...]

  5. [...] broader consumer rise in online video streaming) certainly suggests a reason the company has been so aggressive on the DOCSIS 3.0 front. All those IP video streams require significant bursts of downstream [...]

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  8. i just got that modem a week ago it was working flawlessly 30k down and 6k up

    now my internet went to shit wtf???
    4k down and .7k up????? dude wtf

    paying customers dont deserve this shit!!

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