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The Cable Industry Moves to DOCSIS 3.1 and 1 Gbps Speeds

Almost three years ago, Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt announced that the company's Google Fiber effort -- which provides fiber-based 1 Gbps Internet speeds -- was a real thing. "It's actually not an experiment. We're actually running it as a business," he said at a conference in December 2012.

That's almost exactly the same time that CableLabs began to work on the DOCSIS 3.1 standard, which some U.S. cable operators expect to begin deploying commercially early next year. DOCSIS 3.1 technology is essentially the cable industry's competitive response to fiber networks and their 1 Gbps Internet speeds.

-- complete article available from FierceCable.

 

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