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Comcast working toward 10Gbps to your home

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

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