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davidhoffman
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davidhoffman,
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4/2/2014 | 11:28:43 PM
Re: Upstream
It weems to be more along the lines of 10:1 or 5:1 ratio. I have seen Cox standard offerings of 5:1, 25:5, and 50:10.   
pcharles09
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3/30/2014 | 12:27:09 PM
Re: Transition
Sounds about right. I still prefer the NO Cable route & use the streaming services!
t.bogataj
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3/30/2014 | 11:04:09 AM
Re: DOCSIS 3.1: What's Next?
This is not a tough one. It's either 3.2 or 4.0.

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DOShea,
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3/27/2014 | 8:54:46 PM
Re: Transition
I prefer cordless shaving. That way, I can do it while I'm in the bath tub.
Mitch Wagner
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3/27/2014 | 6:34:08 PM
Re: Transition
"Cord-shaving." I love it. New one on me. I presume that's consumers cutting back on cable in favor of OTT video? In other words: "I won't cut off ALL my cable but I'll cut back to basic cable and go to Netflix/Hulu/whatever for the rest"?
Carol Wilson
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3/27/2014 | 6:24:33 PM
Re: Transition
Mitch,

That's totally true and not just for cable but for telecom operators as well. At a rural telco event a few weeks back, the small telcos said they lose money on video and are using OTT video to attract consumers to higher tiered broadband, on which they make their money. 

Legacy voice business is dying, cord-cutting and cord-shaving are very real trends and broadband has become THE essential and profitable business.
Mitch Wagner
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3/27/2014 | 5:44:11 PM
Transition
Reading over the coverage of this conference, I'm impressed by the extent to which Internet service is becoming mainstream business to cable companies. Video is becoming a legacy business. 
KBode
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3/27/2014 | 5:22:57 PM
Upstream
Whatever happens, a lot of cable companies need to really start focusing on the upstream. Charter is making a lot of noise about their upcoming "Spectrum" rebranding offering the "fastest Internet speeds possible," yet the upstream on all of their packages is, IIRC, 4 Mbps. Pretty paltry and far-removed from being considered "next-gen."


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