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Gigabit Internet Service over Cable

WIRED reported on Comcast's plans to deploy one-gigabit-per-second Internet service in five cities in 2016: Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Miami.

The improved speeds will leverage DOCSIS® 3.1 technology.  “With 3.1 technology, we define new types of channels that use more advanced encoding, different ways of transmitting signals, so that we can pack more data into the same amount of spectrum over coaxial cable, but also use bigger pieces of the coax spectrum,” says Matt Schmitt, VP of Lab Services at CableLabs.



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