Smaller cable companies hesitant to deploy DOCSIS 3.1

DOCSIS 3.1 represents the promise of multi-gigabit speeds over existing cable infrastructure and the technology is generating a lot of hype in the pay-TV industry, but some smaller MSOs are hesitant to pursue the technology.

At the American Cable Association's annual ACA Summit, Wave Broadband CEO Steve Weed said, for his company, DOCSIS 3.1 doesn't make as much economic sense as a fiber overlay on its existing HFC system with fiber extending to the home. According to Light Reading, Weed said operational efficiencies of Ethernet means it will be cheaper to run out fiber from the node. Article

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