“Cable operators now offer next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 services — with maximum download speeds ranging from 50 to 105 Megabits per second — to more than 52 million U.S. consumers and businesses, according to a survey of the top 11 cable operators by Multichannel News.
That represents more than 43% of the 120 million homes passed by cable networks in the country.
Does the average Joe Broadband really need such blindingly fast speeds today? By and large, no: The low take rates for such ultra-high-speed services indicate many subscribers aren’t willing to pay the premium to get the fastest Internet available today, according to analysts and industry executives.”
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