Cable industry answers call for faster speeds with move to DOCSIS 3.1

As wireless service providers can attest, Americans increasingly want faster and better Internet connections to watch YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and other video services, and while wireless operators strive to meet demands, the cable industry is doing its part as well to increase the Internet speeds they can provide.

By moving from the existing DOCSIS 3.0  standard to the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard, cable operators can increase their Internet speeds from around 300 Mbps to 1 Gpbs or faster -- without having to engage in the extremely expensive proposition of ripping out and replacing the coax cables that go into each cable subscriber's home. For more on what the cable industry is doing in its move to next-gen technology, check out FierceCable's new report, From Comcast to Arris: Winners and losers in the cable industry's move to DOCSIS 3.1 and 1 Gbps speeds.