What is DOCSIS 3.1 Certified and Why Do I Want It?

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The ultimate goal of any home network set up is to have the fastest possible speeds and a consistent, reliable connection. This tends to be a big ask in many homes considering the number of devices that are connected to the network at any given time. Fortunately, home networking evolves, so do the standards that deliver top notch performance to your home network.

 

What is DOCSIS 3.1 Certified?

DOCSIS 3.1 is the current industry standard for the highest quality Internet access over cable networks. The successful implementation and deployment of DOCSIS 3.1 was followed by certification, a formal testing process by CableLabs and cable internet carriers to ensure that DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems are fully functional right out of the box on a specific carrier’s network. While it is a costly process, by achieving certified status, it saves time and effort in validating specification compliance, allowing manufacturers to conduct testing in just one place. This allows DOCSIS 3.1 certified modems to enter the market faster and empowers competition for DOCSIS 3.1 devices, giving consumers options.

 

Why Upgrade to a DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem?

When upgrading to a certified DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem that is compatible with your cable Internet provider, you can feel assured that you’re getting the most out of the latest specification. DOCSIS 3.1 boasts improved features such as:

  • “Future Safe” meaning you have more time between modem upgrades
  • Up to 10 Gbps download and up to 1 Gbps upload speeds
  • Better security than previous versions
  • Reduced packet latency to reduce lag for better video streaming and online gaming
  • Backward compatibility with DOCSIS 3.0
  • Reduced power consumption

These features are especially important for avid gamers, remote workers, and those who stream online content on the regular. With DOCSIS 3.1, you can rely on a consistent, fast Internet connection and maximize your home network’s potential.

Hitron’s CODA DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem is available on Amazon.  For more topics about DOCSIS 3.1, cable modems, cable routers, MoCA or other home networking solutions, please check out Hitron’s ​Learn Page​.

 

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