These days, when many of us are working from home, having great broadband isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. While I wouldn’t kill for Gigabit internet to my home, I’d consider maiming. Alas, I can’t get it. But, while I’m still worrying over that, Comcast is working toward delivering 10 Gigabit per second (Gbps) to homes.
That sound you hear is me crying with longing.
Comcast has achieved a 10Gbps technical milestone by delivering 1.25Gbps upload and download speeds over a live production network using Network Function Virtualization (NFV) combined with the latest Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) hardware. This is being done with DOCSIS 4. With this cutting-edge cable internet technology, you can expect to see up to 10Gbps speeds downstream and up to 6Gbps upstream capacity over a hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network.
In its first real-world test, to a home in Jacksonville, Fla., technicians achieved its