said by tmc8080:
Why even upgrade if the speeds are going to be in the 20-50 megabit range? This could be done NOW without docsis 3.0
A fully uncapped docsis 2.0 speed would do this already without ANY upgrades. Only areas with docsis 1.0/1.1 should be upgraded to docsis 3.0
They could offer those speeds, but not at the current forward combining they have setup today.. They will more than likely reduce the number of users per downstream QAM , which in some cases means doing node splits. As far as uploading they will need to be at 1:1 per uBr upstream port.
So why rewire everything based on DOCSIS2 when 3 is right around the corner. Not to mention they are not just looking at DOCSIS 3 for fast internet speeds. DOCSIS3 offers a whole bunch of goodies for them.