A look at Comcast's 1GBps cable demo

A look at Comcast's 1GBps cable demo

Summary: Comcast CEO Brian Roberts demonstrated the cable giant's next-gen network and television experience

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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts demonstrated the cable giant's next-gen network and television experience.

In a nutshell, Roberts was showing at the NCTA Conference in Chicago how Comcast's network was prepped for the future.

Here's the demo.

Topics: Hardware, Mobility, Networking, Telcos

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  • All hype...

    ...useless test lab demo that means nothing. This has been around for a long time. Comcast is junk.
    james347
    • RE: A look at Comcast's 1GBps cable demo

      @james347

      Amen and Haaaaaaallelujah!
      josh92
  • What's the point of getting 1Gbps if your download cap...

    What's the point of getting 1Gbps if your download cap is only 250 GBs? If you plan on watching any sort of HD content from a service such as NetFlix, you're going to hit your cap very quickly.

    I'm sure that's the entire point, of course. If you get your movies and TV through Comcast it doesn't affect your cap, only if you use one of their competitors.

    Maybe Comcast should work on not overselling their infrastructure on its already horribly performing network before advertising a feature that's completely superfluous because of the limitations they impose.

    Also, when Comcast stops accusing me of being a criminal, [i]just maybe[/i] I'll reconsider using their service. Until then, they can go **** themselves.
    olePigeon
    • RE: A look at Comcast's 1GBps cable demo

      @olePigeon
      Your speed doesn't matter. If you have a 250GB cap, then you'll just reach it faster. Your Netflix movies will load faster, that's about it.
      Darkninja962
  • Unless they upgrade their cabling to fiber optics

    they will continue to be the inferiour choice as they attempt to squeeze more and more compressed signals down thier antiquated copper thread.
    :|
    Tim Cook
    • RE: A look at Comcast's 1GBps cable demo

      @Mister Spock

      Preach brotha preach!!
      josh92
  • Groundbreaking!

    Oh, sorry. I thought it was 2005 for a second.

    But it's in the "cloud", it MUST be awesome!
    Mycah Mason
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