DOCSIS 3.1 - A New Generation of Cable Technology
DOCSIS 3.1 technology will enable a new generation of cable services and help operators continue to meet consumer demand for high-speed connections and sophisticated applications, positioning them to be the providers of choice in their markets.
In late October, CableLabs announced the availability of the DOCSIS 3.1 PHY (physical layer) and MULPI (MAC and Upper Layer Protocol) specifications. The specifications represent the combined work of a large consortium of cable industry stakeholders.
According to Multichannel News, a plan being circulated by the FCC concerning new network neutrality rules would allow for Internet content providers to negotiate with ISPs for enhanced last-mile service to Web users. The rules would establish a baseline of service above which negations could occur. Read more in John Eggerton’s report.
Two surveys show that the vast majority of TV viewers still prefer to watch content as it’s scheduled on their TV, as opposed to mobile or other streaming devices. While the numbers vary by region and demographic, they overwhelmingly tilt towards a preference towards linear (scheduled) TV. More on the two surveys from FierceCable.