said by Fleeced:
This one may be faster as the Docsis 3 upgrade involved changing a lot of equipment and programming in their headends, this should be changing some setting numbers and making sure their infrastructure can handle it (Which they claim it can).
same issue as with the original DOCSIS 3.0 rollout got to make room for the 4 new QAMs dedicated to HSI per node. So they have to reclaim analogs and reshuffle the QAMs around to do it. Also the CMTS cards might need to be swapped for denser cards I believe Cisco makes one that has 72 Downstreams per card and ARRIS makes one with 32 Downstreams per card along with a 24 upstream card as well from ARRIS.
My node is already running 6 downstreams bonded and 4 upstreams bonded we are just waiting on the last two downstreams to be added to have 8x4.