In preparation for the future launch of DOCSIS 4.0 technologies functioning as the cornerstone of the industry's forthcoming 10G platform, Cable One reports it is upgrading its network return path to allow for symmetrical multi-Gig high speed internet service and reclaiming spectrum used for traditional linear video.
Upgrading its plant capacity to 1.8 GHz while pushing fiber deeper into neighborhoods to maximize the bandwidth available to every subscriber's home served, the operator says it's preparing its network for future capacity enhancements.
"We are implementing the upgrades needed to our networks in order to deliver multi-Gig symmetrical speeds to our residential customers over the next few years," said Julie Laulis, Cable One's president and CEO. "We will continue to make cost-efficient capital investments as part of our efforts to ensure our network is never a barrier to supporting and enhancing the evolving needs of our customers."
With faster symmetrical speeds, lower latency, enhanced reliability and improved security, a press statement from the operator noted that "10G will deliver internet connectivity that is 10 times faster than today's speeds, transforming the customer experience, creating new possibilities for smart cities, connected homes, communication, health care, education, entertainment and more."
With investments of nearly $950 million over the past three years, Laulis noted that the Cable One family of brands, including Sparklight, Fidelity, Hargray and ValuNet, is building a robust and reliable network with the power and capacity to support the digital future of the more than one million customers it serves, while also extending broadband service to areas previously unserved or underserved.
"Our investment strategy ensures our customers have access to a state-of-the-art network designed to handle future technological advances and reflects our deep commitment to addressing digital equity across our footprint," concluded Cable One's Laulis. "Looking to the future, we are laying the groundwork for 10G speeds and investing in a new era of innovation that will not only further enrich the lives of our customers but contribute to the economic development of the communities we serve."