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DOCSIS 3.0 Suddenly Spreading Rapidly

After what seemed like a lot of hurry up and wait, suddenly DOCSIS 3.0 services are popping up everywhere. Comcast has sped up deployments to make its goal of having DOCSIS 3.0 rolled out across 20% of its footprint by the end of this year. The latest market additions include the Baltimore metro area and northern and northwestern Chicago suburbs. Comcast promises that more of metro Chicago, parts of Indiana, new Atlanta communities, and the rest of the Baltimore region will follow in the next six months. And we heard word not long ago that parts of Washington and Oregon are also coming up on the DOCSIS 3.0 roadmap.

Even more interesting, Cablevision is now saying it will be ready to deploy DOCSIS 3.0 service tiers within months. The new fixed-line broadband offerings are part of a Cablevision project that also includes providing free Wi-Fi to its customers over the next year or so.

Remarkably, we haven’t yet seen a slowdown in DOCSIS 3.0 deployments despite the state of the economy. There’s reason to like the investment. Data services bring in higher margins than traditional video.

2 Responses

  1. Mari,
    So I’ve signed up for 22Mbps w/ Comcast. I’m curious what realistic Minimum System Requirements are neccessary to reap the benefits of this new speed. My installation shows no increase form my previous 8Mbps. Perhaps my vintage Dell is not up to the task of processing so much coming at it at once?

  2. [...] you’ve got DOCSIS 3.0 service in your area (and more and more folks do), you can now buy your own modem as an alternative to leasing one from your cable provider. Many [...]

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