said by tim tim tim:
You guys realize that there ARE ways to offer higher upload speeds to customers with docsis 3.
Docsis is fully capable of 240mbits down and 120-160( I think 160 up is Euro docsis 3)...
**however, the market forces outside of the pitiful competition we see with Verizon and Cablevision (NY metro) are just not going anywhere but to a stagnation of paying more and getting less. the cable industry will have to face up to their challenge of cannibaizing VIDEO services to move forward with their business model-- much in the same way PART of telco did with cannibalizing "COMMERCIAL GRADE & HIGH QUALITY QOS" ISDN/long distance ethernet services over copper/fiber lines in the past by deploying similar services to residential customers.
For that to move forward, alot of top managment at AT&T and Comcast would have to no longer be with the company for this to happen. I can think of several ways for that to happen.. many are not quite nice for them.. and I'd rather stay on topic. You can also consider a 3rd carrier entering the race should this stagnation of duopoly continue for too long a time-- then docsis nearly becomes irrelevant. A new company would most likely choose FTTP for a new build. Docsis 3 was not meant to compete with 500-1000mbits to the home symmetrical fiber.