Comcast's Xfinity Communities is making strides with its Advanced Communities Network, announcing that it has installed services to over 1 million residents of multifamily housing properties (condos, apartments, etc.) across 37 states.
Cox Communications has set Providence, R.I., as the next stop on its 1 Gbps adventure, announcing that it will offer its Gigablast service to residential customers a number of the city's downtown properties.
DOCSIS 3.1 was the talk of the town during this week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo trade show in New Orleans, but one Cisco executive has warned the industry that its level of control adds a level of complexity that could create challenges for engineers as they adapt to the new standard.
NEW ORLEANS-- Vendors and operators alike have raved about the technological flexibility that the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard for cable networks affords cable operators. However, that level of control adds a level of complexity that could create challenges for engineers as they adapt to the new standard, said Ron Hranac, technical leader of Cisco Systems' cable access business unit.
Arris, the world's largest vendor of in-home cable equipment, launched its first DOCSIS 3.1 modems. The company is selling the new gadgets to both MSOs and directly to consumers.
Comcast has increased Internet speeds on select tiers in a dozen Western U.S. states.
Rogers Communications is laying out a new competitive threat to Bell Canada, announcing plans to deliver its Ignite Gigabit Internet to 4 million homes by the end of next year.
Midcontinent Communications will soon light its first three markets with 1 Gbps in South Dakota, bringing it another step toward its goal to deliver 1 Gbps throughout its entire footprint by the end of 2017.
Cox Communications says it's ready to move forward with DOCSIS network technology in field trials in 2016, with deployment coming in 2017.
Cox Communications is getting ready to move forward with its DOCSIS 3.1 lab and field trials in 2016 with plans to begin formal deployments in 2017.