Just when you thought you needed optical technology to get super fast connections to the home – along comes DOCSIS 3.0 allowing a 1.6 Gbps downstream connection over three cable modems at a recent CableLabs Winter Conference.
According to Multichannel News, IP bonding at the headend resulted in a 300 Mbps upload as well. According to the piece written by Todd Spangler, Cox Communications has shown 400 Mbps uplink speeds in Atlanta using Motorola’s RX48 return path receiver module in a BSR 64000 DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS edge router. It’s worth noting Germany’s Kabel Deutschland last fall touted a download speed of 1.17 Gbps in a test conducted in Hamburg.
All of this is good news for YouTube, Hulu, and NetFlix among others.
Here is a Cisco white paper on DOCSIS 3.0 for more.