5 Reasons Why Your DOCSIS 3.0 Modem Should be Replaced

May 12, 2022

Are you still using a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem?

If you’re like most people, you may not have heard about DOCSIS 3.1. Or you may have thought “But it’s only 3.1…that can’t be THAT much of an upgrade…is it?”

That’s where most people are wrong.

The DOCSIS 3.1 technology was deemed the next generation DOCSIS standard in 2013 by CableLabs.

Now, if you’re thinking “2013 was a long time ago”, think of how long ago DOCSIS 3.0 was brought in as a standard!  That was in 2006!!

Here are 5 BIG reasons why you should replace your DOCSIS 3.0 modem:

  1. Outdated technology – DOCSIS 3.0 is only capable of download speeds up to 1 Gbps, whereas DOCSIS 3.1 can reach speeds up to 10 Gbps.
  2. Advanced Security – DOCSIS 3.0 does not offer the same security features as DOCSIS 3.1, leaving your modem and network vulnerable to attack.
  3. Slower Speeds & Higher Latency – DOCSIS 3.0 doesn’t have the network capacity and efficiency that DOCSIS 3.1 has, meaning 3.0 operates 50% slower and LESS efficiently than the 3.1 standard.
  4. Less Devices & No High-Def – Because DOCSIS 3.1 is capable of downstream data speeds of 10 Gbps and upstream speeds of 1 Gbps, you can enjoy multi-Gigabit speeds and connect more devices to enjoy ultra-rich high-definition digital experiences, whereas DOCSIS 3.0 cannot.
  5. Future-proofing – Most Service Providers have already switched their network architectures to DOCSIS 3.1, rendering DOCSIS 3.0 essentially obsolete. By upgrading your cable modem to DOCSIS 3.1, you can harness the speeds offered today by your ISP and into the future so you won’t have to replace your modem again anytime soon.


DOCSIS 3.1 is the latest and greatest in modem technology.

A DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem can provide speeds up to 10 Gbps downstream and 1 Gbps upstream – that’s up to 10x faster than a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem!

A DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem, like the CODA DOCSIS 3.1, also offers the latest in security protection and is more energy efficient.

A DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem is the superior choice for anyone looking to get the most out of their home network.

So if you’re looking for a cable modem that can keep up with your increasing demand for faster internet needs, the Hitron CODA DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem is the perfect choice for any cable internet user looking to take their connection to the next level.

Want to learn more about Cable Modems or Cable Modem Routers?  We have plenty of articles under our Learn section of this website, as well, check out our Blog articles.

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