Verizon: DOCSIS 3.0 is fast, but wastes bandwidth

02/1/2009 | CED

Verizon Communications countered the claim by cable operator Charter Communications that its new St. Louis County, Mo., broadband service can reach 60 Mbps by asserting the superiority of Verizon's FiOS Internet backbone to cable's DOCSIS 3.0 technology. Verizon, whose fiber-to-the-home network tops out at 50 Mbps, says Charter's channel-bonding technique steals bandwidth from video capacity to reach those lofty speeds.

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