Mediacom to launch 100 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 Service2009.11.09 09:43 by Philip
Keywords: DOCSIS 3.0, Mediacom, cable modem
Mediacom Communications, the nationís seventh-largest MSO, will roll into the DOCSIS 3.0 realm next month by launching two tiers, including a 100 Mbps downstream offering.
During a third-quarter conference call, John Pascarelli, Mediacomís executive vice president of operations, said a 50 Mbps service would launch in nine markets, while the 100 Mbps tier will be in two markets. Currently, Comcast is offering a 100 Mbps service in its Twin Cities footprint, with another launch slated for Seattle.
Mediacom plans to have DOCSIS 3.0 in 25 percent of its footprint by year-end, while it has another 25 percent of its footprint DOCSIS 3.0 headend-capable for expanded launches next year.
"This will keep us well ahead of our competitors," Pascarelli said.
Mediacom is also on track to deliver 40 to 50 HD channels to its subscribers by the end of the year, primarily out of a central headend with another headend for redundancy.
Mediacom, which is headquartered in Middletown, N.Y., has lab tested a multi-room DVR offering and plans to begin field trials later this month. If the trials go well, the multi-room DVR platform will be offered across Mediacomís entire footprint next year.
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