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Time Warner DOCSIS 3.0 upgrade to only involve NYC

updated 05:05 pm EDT, Thu April 30, 2009

TWC going DOCSIS 3.0 in 09

At an earnings conference on Wednesday, Time Warner Cable COO Landel Hobbs said that the cable provider will begin using the newer, multi-channel DOCSIS 3.0 standard to provide Internet and data access to homes and businesses this summer, although it will be limited to New York City only. Time Warner Cable is currently testing DOCSIS 3.0 in NYC, Hobbs says. Testing has netted 138Mbps download speeds and and 18Mbps upload speeds, the COO says, adding that these won't be offered initially.

Once Time Warner completes the DOCSIS rollout in New York City by year's end, deployments of the infrastructure in other markets will be "surgical." New York City is an important market, as competitor Verizon has recently signed a franchise agreement with the city to fully outfit the city with its FiOS fiber-optic infrastructure by 2014.

Earlier this month, Time Warner Cable ceased trials of DOCSIS 3.0 in markets where it planned to introduce a metered billing model, after backlash from the public to the arbitrary limits and overage fees. During that time, Time Warner hinted it was planning to offer a 50Mbps plan for $99. [via DSLReports]

by MacNN Staff



  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    So, this means you can use up your allocation that much quicker!

    BTW, this is what they call the "Cablevision announced what yesterday? Damn! Someone get me marketing! We need to announce something too!" press release.

  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Woohoo! Now that's

    what I'm talking about. If the rollout goes smoothly, I'll be sitting pretty in a few months. I don't much give a c*** about the 138 Mbps, but the 18 Mbps will bring me much joy.

    I'm sure I'm going to have to pay some premium, but if I have to pay an extra $10 a month, it ain't gonna hurt me at all. Where I'm at in Queens, NYC, there's no data cap on downloads. I wanna grab one of those DOCSIS 3.0 modems. My current cable modem is about 8 years old and it hasn't given me one problem all those years but I'm ready to move on up.

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