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43% of Cable Customers Have DOCSIS 3.0
Up From Just 23% One Year Ago
by Karl Bode 04:25PM Wednesday Nov 30 2011
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.

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Elite

join:2002-10-03
Orange, CT
Reviews:
·Optimum Online

DOCSIS 3.0

I've got DOCSIS 3.0. I had to call Cablevision and request a new modem, but they didn't really give me a hard time.

I couldn't hit my 15Mbit downstream cap with DOCSIS 2.0, due to congestion. Not a problem at all anymore with 4 bonded downstream channels and DOCSIS 3.0
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QUAD!!!!
majortom1029

join:2006-10-19
Lindenhurst, NY
kudos:1

Re: DOCSIS 3.0

said by Elite:

I've got DOCSIS 3.0. I had to call Cablevision and request a new modem, but they didn't really give me a hard time.

I couldn't hit my 15Mbit downstream cap with DOCSIS 2.0, due to congestion. Not a problem at all anymore with 4 bonded downstream channels and DOCSIS 3.0

Cablevision doesnt mind everybody having docsis 3. Also the cap is now 22 down .

BoredSysAdmi

@above.net

Re: DOCSIS 3.0

I had 22mbs down with CV, but with recently renegotiated deal CV added "boost" - "promised" 50/5 for $15 - end result - $6 more a month I get ACTUAL speeds - 65/8 with new DS3 modem

thegeek
Premium
join:2008-02-21
right here
kudos:2

Cost

Do I have access to 50Mbps? Yes. Do have have it though? No. The cable company seems to think that a 50Mbps should cost 5 times as much as 15Mbps. That's absurd.

jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR
Reviews:
·Cox HSI
·AT&T Wireless Br..

Re: Cost

said by thegeek:

Do I have access to 50Mbps? Yes. Do have have it though? No. The cable company seems to think that a 50Mbps should cost 5 times as much as 15Mbps. That's absurd.

I am in the same boat as you. Cox wants $100 for 50M plus a install fee of $50 what a rip off. I have a Docsis 3.0 modem but not going to pay $100 for internet service.
en103

join:2011-05-02
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
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.

88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Re: Cost

If you have only one internet connected device probably not much. If you have 3 or 4 all trying stream HD videos 15 meg might be an issue.
Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

Re: Cost

If you "need" to watch four HD streams at once perhaps you should be paying more for the privilege?

DataRiker
Premium
join:2002-05-19
00000

1 recommendation

Re: Cost

said by Crookshanks:

If you "need" to watch four HD streams at once perhaps you should be paying more for the privilege?

By more you mean an absurdly over priced connection.
Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

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Re: Cost

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?

DataRiker
Premium
join:2002-05-19
00000

3 edits

Re: Cost

said by Crookshanks:

Remind me again why my connection is "absurdly overpriced"? Tell me why paying twice that for five times as much bandwidth is unreasonable?

Having lived briefly in both Vietnam an South Korea with cheaper access I guess.

US rates are hyper inflated in comparison

The telco industry in Asia puts our to shame in a big way. Same goes for health care, which was a real eye opener to me.

Having affordable access to health care was a real Mind Fuck.
mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
said by Crookshanks:

If you "need" to watch four HD streams at once perhaps you should be paying more for the privilege?

Well, let's see. I'm paying for the internet connection. If I need higher speed, then I'll pay an even bigger fee. And I'm paying the service(s) to watch videos from their site(s).

So what more should I or anyone else be paying for?
etaadmin

join:2002-01-17
Dallas, TX
kudos:1
DOCSIS3.0 is not only about speed, D3 is also about congestion management and new services like interactive TV among others.

So DOCSIS3.0 is going to help a lot in congested nodes.
bn1221

join:2009-04-29
Cortland, NY
IIRC TWC Pboost is limited to 22 Mb/sec. And they have it turned off on D3. I hit the solid 5/30 that I pay for though on my D3

syslock
Premium
join:2007-02-03
La La Land
Reviews:
·WOW Internet and..
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.
Telco

join:2008-12-19
Agreed. Anything higher than even 25MB is just not worth the exuberant cost.

Between cell and broadband bills, that's close to $230 a month as it is. Who is going to add another $50 to get 100MB?

Screavics
Premium
join:2011-06-23
Pearcy, AR

3.0 Here

We've got Docsis 3.0 here supposed to have 50mbps but I am only getting half of that if I'm lucky. Here is the latest speed test:
»www.speedtest.net/result/1622214796.png

I contacted ResorTV Cable they said they are replacing a router at the headend.

The_ANoN

@charter.com

Re: 3.0 Here

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

cypherstream
Premium,MVM
join:2004-12-02
Reading, PA
kudos:3

Small operatior Service Electric Cablevision has it now

They just released 'Wideband 50' this week. »www.secv.com/wideband/

We've had 8 bonded downstream docsis channels and 3 bonded upstream channels for awhile now, but they finally published a new speed tier.

Will I subscribe to it? ABSOLUTELY NOT.
It would cost me almost $60 MORE a month to go from 12/1 to 50/5.

I just wish they weren't so stingy with the upload.

Even on 12/1, my speeds are consistent because my docsis 3.0 modem locks onto multiple channels and that helps with contention within the area. 12 megs down is plenty for me... the upload just stinks.

Here's how I would do the speed tiers:
15 / 5 - default
30 / 10 - bronze upgrade
50 / 15 - silver upgrade
100 / 20 - gold upgrade
tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY

wow..

I wonder if I can call Verizon and request a dual band "N" router with gigabit (router exchange)? I only have the 25/25 tier.. anyone ask yet?

:-P
kevin_pink

join:2006-10-15
Bronx, NY

Re: wow..

i don't know if the policy has changed but those routers with N&Gb Were reserved for those on the 150M tier. but you can try..

Tsume
Premium
join:2004-02-23
Johnson City, TN

1 recommendation

Comcast does not have DOCSIS 3 across their entire footprint

When did they state they completed their deployment? We still do not have DOCSIS 3 here, unless they plan on ignoring our area.
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to whoever anonymously gave me premium membership... thanks!

Six Gun Kid
Premium
join:2001-07-02
Huntsville, AL

Re: DOCSIS 3.0

Knology here in N.Alabama is rolling with it. Advertised speeds of 25/5 are exceeded with 30/7 most times.

motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

Re: DOCSIS 3.0

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.
Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

Re: DOCSIS 3.0

My TW market was still on 1.1 less than a year ago when I last had service with them.
Ulmo

join:2005-09-22
Aptos, CA

DOCSIS 3.0 has obviously been a success story

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.

unhappy

@suddenlink.net

Re: DOCSIS 3.0 has obviously been a success story

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.