Ahead Of The Broadband Curve – Multichannel News

“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.”

Read on for more analysis.

Ahead Of The Broadband Curve – 2010-01-30 07:00:00 | Multichannel News.

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