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- May 6, 2019
Comcast today announced the successful test of its prototype 10G modem technology, paving the way toward a future in which home users can enjoy even more impressive broadband speeds.
Built by semiconductor giant Broadcom, the modem that Comcast tested is a Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 system-on-chip (SoC) cable modem that is capable of delivering upload and download speeds greater than 4 Gbps, according to a press release shared by the company. This is twice the speed of the fastest internet provider in the U.S., Google Fiber, which maxes out at 2 Gbps.
“10G technology builds on the work Comcast has done over the past several years to build a smarter, more virtualized network,” the company wrote in a blurb regarding the new global industry initiative.
“In addition to providing a path to multigigabit upload and download speeds at scale, 10G updates will deliver...