WideOpenWest announces 95% completion of DOCSIS 3.1 rollout


WideOpenWest said it has deployed DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrades to Columbus, Georgia and “large portions” of Huntsville and Montgomery, Alabama, bringing availability of DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1-gig services to 95% of its footprint. 

The Englewood, Colorado,, cable operator has now officially met a benchmark it announced for itself in early November.

WOW started rolling out 1-gig services a year ago, integrating DOCSIS 3.1 on Arris E6000 converged cable access platform hardware. WOW has also deployed Nokia’s new virtualized Distributed Access Architecture, featuring a cable access node that can run as a Remote PHY or Remote MAC/PHY device.

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The operator first deployed DOCSIS 3.1 services a year ago in four markets: Huntsville and Auburn, Alabama; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Evansville, Indiana.

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“Almost every household and business is connecting more devices and using more data today than they did even one year ago,” said Teresa Elder, recently appointed CEO of WOW. “As Internet-connected devices and appliances continue to proliferate, our 1 Gig Internet service allows customers to browse, stream, game, and conduct business at the fastest speeds available.”

WOW ended the third quarter with around 730,000 high-speed internet users. The company will report fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday at 5 p.m. EST.