Comcast installs DOCSIS 3.1 modem on customer-facing network in Philadelphia

Comcast installs DOCSIS 3.1 modem on customer-facing network in Philadelphia

In an announcement made on December 22, cable giant Comcast said that it has efforts underway to roll out a new network offering gigabit Internet speeds in the Philadelphia area. The new network is dubbed DOCSIS 3.1 (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification 3.1).

According to Comcast, the new network will unfold a much faster way for uploading and downloading content from the Internet. The company claims that the new network will apparently be the first DOCSIS 3.1 network to be reached to residential customers.

Comcast said that it is currently carrying out tests of the new DOCSIS 3.1 network, with a 3.1 gigabit modem having been rolled out for a single home in Philadelphia. Comcast also added that it would make the new network available to more residents by the end of 2016.

With regard to the new DOCSIS 3.1 network, Comcast said in a recent statement that the next-generation technology which promises to deliver gigabit Internet speeds was “moved from the laboratory to the living room late last month,” with the company’s installation of what it considers to be the “the world's first DOCSIS 3.1 modem on a customer-facing network.”

Comcast also said in the statement that it took “the next important step forward in delivering gigabit speed broadband over our hybrid fiber coaxial network;” and added that, for the test of the DOCSIS 3.1 network, the company used the “standard cable connections” which it has in homes across the US.

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