Some companies (like Time Warner Cable) don't see significant competitive pressure from FiOS or U-Verse -- and with slow DSL as their only competitive threat, have been somewhat glacial in getting faster DOCSIS 3.0 speeds deployed. Comcast, facing FiOS competition in many markets, dedicated itself to deploying DOCSIS 3.0 quickly, a move that enabled greater HD channel lineups and downstream speeds up to 100 Mbps. Comcast CFO and Vice Chairman Michael Angelakis told attendees of a Citigroup investor's conference this week that their deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 has been "completed."
It's not clear if the company means they completely upgraded their entire footprint or if they've simply upgraded most of it -- with markets they don't really care about getting the short end of the stick. From perusing our forum comments I'm guessing the latter (Albuquerque remains un-upgraded), though you can let us know if you've been upgraded in the comment section below. Recent data
suggests that only about 43% of consumer cable modem hardware is DOCSIS 3.0 compliant, meaning that most cable companies still have a long way to go before they get most of you upgraded. Numbers from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) are more optimistic, insisting that 77 percent of the country should have been upgraded by the end of 2011.
In Comcast's case the company covers a whopping 52.38 million homes and businesses. Their next priority will be in completing trials of upstream channel bonding, a technology that should deliver faster upstream
speeds and was supposedly supposed to have started popping up last year