Insight To Launch 30 Mbps Service
But it won't be via DOCSIS 3.0 -- yet
A few weeks ago, Insight Communications began teasing users about a slew of upcoming changes
, launching a new ad campaign in the process. On Monday Insight CEO Michael Willner posted a blog entry
announcing how the company was going all digital and launching some new HD channels in a number of markets. Unfortunately, the announcement didn't include a DOCSIS 3.0 launch, though Willner added another blog post today
that notes a faster 30 Mbps downstream, 3 Mbps upstream DOCSIS 2.0 tier is coming. Willner had this to say about DOCSIS 3.0 upgrades, which the company has been testing for some time:
Our Broadband 30.0 service will be our last speed upgrade prior to launching DOCSIS 3.0. We already have been working diligently to prepare for the launch of the newest DOCSIS platform, now that we are completely comfortable that the new technology is scalable and reliable -- two critical tests before we launch any new product. We have a real appreciation about how important DOCSIS 3.0 is for future broadband services as new high-bandwidth applications are developed and we always want to be the leaders in speed, reliability, and affordability for years to come. For today's needs, Broadband 30.0 will bridge us very effectively to the time we launch DOCSIS 3.0.
Usually, cable operators that take their time in deploying faster DOCSIS 3.0 technology aren't facing particularly tough telco competition on the next-generation broadband front. As for the new 30 Mbps tier, Willner didn't give a price or launch date for the tier, but he did say it's coming before the end of the year. Those interested can find some additional discussion in our Insight forum
Re: So, contrary to what people say.....
said by iansltx:As an OOL customer, I can verify that their Ultra (101/15) tier is CURRENTLY 3 Channels (with I'd assume plans to go to 4 Channels when needed). Even those 3 Channels are deceptive since there are actually only 2 Ultra channels in use with the third being the Boost Channel (and thus shared with Boost and subject to Boost Congestion issues). Since the Ultra tier is still not being used that much there is no need to have the 4th Channel yet (due to the limited number of Ultra users on any single node).
It all depends on how many subscribers you have per node, as to how much speed you can offer on a single DOCSIS channel (or four DOCSIS channels for that matter...I may be wrong but I think that OOL 101 Mbps is over just three channels, with 114 Mbps total capacity, versus my 22 Mbps plan that is spread over four channels on Comcast).
As to the Comcast Issue, it is a good setup since it gets D3 Modems into the customer's hands (and thus available for a potential tier that NEEDS D3) while using the Bandwidth Load Leveling that using Bonded Channels provide. This way if one channel is congested, there is extra bandwidth to pick up the slack on other channels.
Re: Ready for a while
said by Matt_31:Are you sure it's not powerboost?
Many of us on the 20.0 package have been getting the 30 for sometime. Here the results now and this is actually a low 30.
Its pretty stable for the most part even during evening hours when things are pretty busy, theres been some hiccups but overall the internet part as of late has been real good.
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| |said by iansltx:No. From what I read on Mr. Willner's blog, if you want Broadband 30.0, you will have pay to upgrade to the new speed tier.
Insight doesn't have PB.
My question is whether 20/1.5 customers get a free upgrade to 30/3. The upload speed isn't 3 Mbps in that test.
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