According to new research by the Dell'Oro Group, nearly half of all cable consumer hardware is now DOCSIS 3.0 capable. The firm's latest analysis states that as of the third quarter of 2011, roughly 43% of CPE (consumer premises equipment) was DOCSIS 3.0 ready, compare to just 23% during the same quarter one year earlier. "We're getting closer to the day when the current installed base of DOCSIS 2.0 and earlier modems are going to become obsolete," recently stated Arris, who says 53% of gear shipped last quarter was DOCSIS 3.0. The surge in large part is thanks to Comcast, who recently stated they completed their deployment of DOCSIS 3.0. Many other cable operators who deal with U-Verse or FiOS competition in fewer markets (like Time Warner Cable) have taken a more leisurely approach to upgrades.
And how much benefit from 15 to 50 Mbps are you going to notice ? Websurfing/Email (not a whole lot) - unless you're uploading content to youtube/facebook Streaming - only if there's a congestion issue on the existing.
I'm on TWC's 'cheap' 10/1Mbps package, but since it has 'boost', I have bounced off the 34Mbps during the initial few seconds and speed tests.
I pay $60/mo for 10/1 DSL service from Verizon. I do not regard this as "absurdly overpriced" and do not see why paying $100/mo for five times as much bandwidth is "absurdly overpriced".
Here's the history of my broadband connections:
2001-2003: 256k/256k from local WISP: $40/mo 2003-2004: 3.0m/256k from RR: $45/mo 2005-2006: 1.5m/384k dry loop from VZ: $40/mo 2006-2008: 3.0m/768k dry loop from VZ: $40/mo 2009-2010: 10m/1m from RR: $50/mo 2011-cur: 10m/1m dry loop from VZ: $60/mo
Adjusting the $40/mo I paid for 256k service in 2001 for inflation yields a value in 2011 dollars of about $50. For that price I can have FORTY TIMES as much bandwidth through Roadrunner. For $10 more I can have an even better DSL connection (no peak hour congestion) through Verizon.
Remind me again why my connection is "absurdly overpriced"? Tell me why paying twice that for five times as much bandwidth is unreasonable?
Got a good deal on a new SB Docsis 3.0 modem. I was tired of paying the rental fee each month. "Most" of the time its not the modem that goes bad, its the crappy plant to the house. With a lot of plants running voice now, the connections are better. Buy your own modem and save a bundle.
I can't justify paying the higher cost for the higher speed tiers.
I used to have a Docsis 2 modem while on the 12mbps plan with Charter... I upgraded to 25/3 and the modem couldnt handle the speed for some reason so I went out and bought a Docsis 3 modem and it fixed everything.. I actually downgraded my speed though since Charter just recently did away with the 25mbit tier and upgraded the other existing tiers. Im now on the 30/4 plan and my speed hits 60Mbps for a few secs before it drops...»www.speedtest.net/result/1622239518.png
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I think that Karl's note of TWC leisurely deploying DOCSIS 3.0 is false as they are in the process of deploying it in almost all major markets or will have done so in 2011 and by the end of 2012 100% DOCSIS 3.0 coverage.
DOCSIS 3.0 has obviously been a success story on many levels.
I know the financials are out there to read, but I haven't read them, so I don't know how many levels DOCSIS 3.0 has succeeded at. But it certainly seems to be an effective way of upgrading the cable plant from a user's perspective.
Well the people in Suddenlink didn't even know what DOCSIS means. Suddenlink is absolutely pathetic in Bastrop, La. They are so bad that they had to contract another company in awhile back to help out for awhile. And these guys said the wiring here in our town was nothing but a mess. So no wonder we don't EVER get the speed we pay for. Everyone here calls it Suddenly- Unlinked. I wish Cox would have NEVER left here. They better hope no other DSL company or anyone else comes here & offers just a little more SPEED. Because they will lose about 90% of their internet subscribers. And their telephone service goes out every other day almost. No use in calling them to fix it because they don't know how. They have ONE worker in this little town that knows anything about what he's doing. Sad but true. Come on Suddenlink. Wake up. We are switching our phone service next week. It's messed up again. They were just out there a week ago. Been messed up again for the past two days. But you can't sit waiting around on them to come out when you have things to do.