According to Cisco's latest annual network forecast, internet video consumption will more than quadruple from 2011 to 2016, as billions of users worldwide will drive overall network traffic usage to unprecedented levels:Net Video To Keep Eating More Bandwidth: Cisco Study
More Users and Faster Hookups Fuel IP Surge, According to Cisco VNI Forecast for 2011-16
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News May 30, 2012
At the 2012 Cable Show in Boston, ARRIS, Cisco and Motorola presented some ideas on how to evolve the DOCSIS platform to achieve downstream speeds of up to 10Gbps and upstream speeds of up to 2Gbit/s:Does Docsis Have a 10-Gig Future?
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - May 23, 2012
According to a press release from ARRIS (»www.prnewswire.com/news-releases···025.html
) and an item on the Light Reading Cable site (»www.lightreading.com/document.as···lr_cable
), at the 2012 Cable Show 2012 in Boston on May 21st through 23rd, ARRIS will demonstrate the Touchstone Telephony Gateway TG1672, a DOCSIS 3.0 voice gateway with dual-band Wi-Fi and integrated MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) that can bond up to 16 downstream channels.
When fully loaded, the device is capable of providing downstream bursts of about 640 Mbps.
According to this article on the Motley Fool site, Comcast may be giving priority to their own streaming media traffic over that of Netflix and other streaming traffic:Netflix Is Right: Comcast May Be Evil
By Rick Munarriz, The Motley Fool - May 8, 2012
"Streaming Media Blog's Dan Rayburn now claims to have proof (»blog.streamingmedia.com/the_busi···fic.html
) that Comcast is prioritizing Internet traffic for Xfinity to the detriment of Hastings' company and every other third-party streaming provider."
"Based on details I have gotten from those who have looked at how packets are marked on their home broadband connections provided by Comcast, packets are in fact being marked with Quality of Service tags," he writes, pointing out how media files from Xfinity are being marked as high priority while streaming media from MLB, Hulu, Netflix, and others are being tagged as having low priority."
See front page article ---> dslreports.com - May 02 2012