Comcast Completed the First DOCSIS 3.1 Modem Test
The specifications for DOCSIS 3.1, a multi-Gigabit capacity cable technology, were released by Cable Labs in late 2013. Cable operators later started to show interest in deploying DOCSIS 3.1 and made announcements for deployment. The launch of DOCSIS 3.1 access is now getting close to reality according to recent announcements by the US operator, Comcast. Comcast announced that it has begun advanced consumer trials of DOCSIS 3.1-powered Internet services for selected customers in Atlanta and it plans to introduce DOCSIS 3.1 broadband service in five cities in 2016. Selected users will get a promotional contract price of US$70 per month for 36 months and $140 per month without a contract period. Comcast partners with CPE maker, Technicolor for its DOCSIS 3.1 rollout in Atlanta. According to Technicolor, it supplies Comcast with its TC4000 modem for the DOCSIS 3.1 rollout.
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