Cable guys de-emphasize data rate race

Cable TV companies are at the very early stages of migrating to DOCSIS 3.0, a migration that is occurring at the same time these firms are generally losing broadband customers to telcos. It also is happening as the largest cable TV player is facing tremendous scrutiny for network management traffic-shaping practices that have involved delays in some peer-to-peer traffic.

Meanwhile, cable TV companies are trying to get the industry off the subject of speed to talk about capacity and quality of service. The attitude change isn't surprising, given that speed itself hasn't proven to be the solution to the P2P controversy. Will the telco competition buy into a new argument? And, does DOCSIS 3.0 provide all the answers?

For more:
- see this story at Light Reading's Cable Digital News
read this series about the Web video effect at Multichannel News

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