Comcast launched the DOCSIS 3.1 for improved gigabit online connections and this may seem like a tiny update for people who are currently linked to the 3.0 platform. But this could hypothetically offers more gigabits anyway and it is the starting phase in what may eventually become the most dominant gigabit online connection for houses and companies.
Even if some Comcast customers can already purchase gigabit support from Comcast, its procedure generally includes tons of boring groundwork. The company has to install costly fiber-optic wires around a specific place, which many ISPs prefer not to do, unless another firm, such as Google Fiber, attempts to jump in this big industry with very cheap and extremely fast connections.
With the new DOCSIS 3.1, users could hypothetically receive better gigabit speed by integrating the current infrastructure and without major changes that have to be made to it over time. Then Comcast can only update what is already here in contrast to building new systems to deliver the signal in all crowded or remote areas of US cities.
The company’s experts will continue the analysis during the next weeks, as they plan to begin providing the DOCSIS-powered system to their clients. Before 2017, they will start offering an improved gigabit speed option that operates over the current platform in their clients’ houses in several areas, according to Comcast’s official statement.
The elegance the 3.1 version is that can be reverse suitable, so there is need to make new digging into roads or gardens. This technological innovation, when mixed with the vast improvements they have already finished in the innovative Fiber-Coaxial system, will give more gigabit options for all clients.
Based on claims from Comcast professionals at the beginning of this year, it looks like the organization was planning to release the DOCSIS 3.1 system to more people. While it eventually rolled out the new program, that bigger launch seems to have been delayed for 2016.
The company has been testing the 3.1 version in its own staff’s houses these months, but this first appearance of the DOCSIS 3.1 represents the initial display of its new network. The ISP firm will proceed its examination to other places in different regions of the United States.
Over the next months, the Comcast will gather more test houses working with technological innovation so that they can see how it behaves in numerous real-world surroundings. Then they will make whatever minimal variations are needed in order to get the system prepared for implementation to all clients, as said in Comcast’s declaration released earlier this day.
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