Sunday, December 27, 2015

Comcast Installs first DOCSIS 3.1 Modem

Comcast announced an important step toward deliver residential gigabit Internet speeds over its existing  plant by installing what it claims is the world’s first DOCSIS 3.1 modem on a customer-facing network.

The deployment last month at a home in the Philadelphia area used the standard Comcast cable connections and along with a new modem an a software upgrade to the device that serves that neighborhood.

Comcast said it plans to introduce a gigabit speed choice in several U.S. markets before the end of 2016.

  • In May 2015, Comcast unveiled its first DOCSIS 3.1 modem capable of delivering speeds greater than 1 Gbps. The Gigabit Home Gateway will be the company’s first product to integrate software that Comcast acquired in its 2014 purchase of PowerCloud. It also uses open-sourced RDK B software, architected by Comcast with contributions from many in the RDK community, which will help us introduce new features faster and address issues more efficiently; similar to what has been done with X1.