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Cable companies are making too much money to bother with 1Gbps service

03
Dec
2013

Whenever you see an industry with high profits and low customer satisfaction ratings, it’s a good bet that it doesn’t face the same kinds of competitive pressures that most industries deal with on a regular basis. Such has certainly been the case with the cable industry, whose largest two vendors don’t even compete with one another in any major markets. And as Ars Technica reports, cable companies could dramatically boost their services’ speeds starting today if they wanted to… but they won’t because they aren’t facing any competitive pressure to do so in most markets. “DOCSIS 3.0 is the dominant specification powering new cable modems today,” Ars explains. “Matthew Schmitt, director of DOCSIS specifications at CableLabs (the consortium that manages DOCSIS), said

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