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Re: Extreme 305
The Comcast press release today doesn't say how this "Extreme 305" speed tier is to be delivered, so there still seems to be some confusion about that, given what it says in this article on the CED Magazine site today:
Comcast updates wireless gateway; 305 launches in Northeast
By Mike Robuck, CED Magazine - September 18, 2012
From the article:
Comcasts Extreme 305 tier uses an 802.11ac wireless router from Netgear, which is paired with a cable modem for an additional $20 per month.
And in this article on the Light Reading Cable site today about Hitron submitting their new 24x8 gateway to CableLabs for certification testing, it still talks about Comcasts 305/65 speed tier being delivered via DOCSIS 3.0:
1-Gig Cable Gateway Gets Ready for Its Close-Up
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - September 25, 2012
From that article:
But it's unlikely that many cable operators have the channels available or the desire to offer a broadband tier that would fully load a 24x8 modem right away. Hitron believes operators will go for consistency instead, adding channels to the bonding group to stabilize aggregate speeds going for existing tiers, rather than shooting for 1Gbit/s bursts.
Several U.S. MSOs offer D3 tiers that advertise downstream speeds in the range of 50Mbit/s to 100Mbit/s. The extreme case is Comcast Corp., which introduced a new tier that maxes out at 305Mbit/s downstream and 65Mbit/s upstream. (See Comcast Revs Up Pricey 305-Meg Tier: »www.lightreading.com/document.as···lr_cable )
OK, this article on Light Reading Cable site this morning should finally clear up any confusion on how this service will be provided. Note that this thread is referenced in the article.
Comcast Gives FTTH a Shot
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - September 27, 2012
EDIT: Also, an article on the FierceTelecom site today: »www.fiercetelecom.com/story/comc···12-09-28