Mediacom Communications says West Des Moines, Iowa will be the first market where new "10G" technology will be deployed to allow multi-gigabit download and upload speeds over their hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network.
According to a news release, over 30% of the West Des Moines market has been upgraded to the new platform, also known as DOCSIS 4.0. The company will complete the buildout this summer and then begin working on additional 10G markets.
The 10G/DOCSIS 4.0 technology is capable of providing download speeds of up to 10 Gbps and upload speeds to match - at least in theory. In practice, Mediacom will not immediately offer multi-gig speeds but will enhance upload capabilities.
A number of large cable companies are also beginning to deploy 10G to try to keep up with fibe overbuilds that continue to expand across the US.
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