Conan Kudo Posted September 22, 2014 Share Posted September 22, 2014 Well, in the case of TWC, they are definitely going with 16 channels in new maxx service areas. A friend was recently received the upgrade to MAXX and went from 8 channels to 16. Yeah, OFDM is going to be great, but you need to wait until TWC upgrades the CMTS to support the wider channels. It will be great when they do, but again, it's like people that were saying "oh wait for DOCSIS 3.0, it's about to come out" and that still took years. I guess a lot has to do with where you are at in your "modem upgrade cycle". I am on a old 4 channel docsis 3.0 modem and skipped the 8 channel modem. I'll do the 16 channel 3.0 and probably get the second gen 3.1 modem when my local CMTS is fully upgraded to support it. There are some really really good deals on cheaper 8 channel highly rated cable modems that you can get nowadays, so maybe a 8x channel for ~50 bucks while waiting for a 3.1 might not be a bad way to go. It's quite likely that DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems will also support DOCSIS 3.0 with 16 downstream channels and 8 upstream channels. So for that reason, waiting for DOCSIS 3.1 modems to roll out next year makes sense, because you'll still gain the advantages of a DOCSIS 3.0 16x8 cable modem, you'll just be more future proof. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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