the chance my local specrtum office has any docsis 3.1 modems ????????

so what are my chances i need and want a new docsis 3.1 modem but cant really afford 1 now but  spectrum has em free so do they have any in stock right now?

 

in the rgv brownsville tx area zip 78521

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Re: the chance my local specrtum office has any docsis 3.1 modems ????????


DR_Stranger_Who wrote:

so what are my chances i need and want a new docsis 3.1 modem but cant really afford 1 now but  spectrum has em free so do they have any in stock right now?

 

in the rgv brownsville tx area zip 78521


I'd say the chances are about as close to zero as possible.

Expert

Re: the chance my local specrtum office has any docsis 3.1 modems ????????

Spectrum is replacing the 16&24 ch modems with obsolete 8 channel ones..

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Re: the chance my local specrtum office has any docsis 3.1 modems ????????

There is NO USE for a 3.1 modem, it will not work any better on the existing system which cannot affordably be updated to do docsis 3.1

Spectrum has no interest and will lose money if they implement IPTV

TWC's plan was to abandon coax in 2018 and start installing FIOS but with the buyout, that may never happen

 

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Re: the chance my local specrtum office has any docsis 3.1 modems ????????


MsRaye wrote:

There is NO USE for a 3.1 modem, it will not work any better on the existing system which cannot affordably be updated to do docsis 3.1

Spectrum has no interest and will lose money if they implement IPTV

TWC's plan was to abandon coax in 2018 and start installing FIOS but with the buyout, that may never happen

 


I know in Cincinnati Ohio they are handing out Arris TG1602 modems with the faulty intel puma 6 chipset and if you pay for their wifi service you will get a Sagemcrap router in additon as well. Oh I mean Sagemcom router which is buggy as hell. I was able to get an Ubee modem and I was able to get the tech to readd the old wifi codes so I could use the built in wifi in the Ubee MTA vs the Sagemcrap router.

Re: the chance my local specrtum office has any docsis 3.1 modems ????????

You'll see... it's here
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Re: the chance my local specrtum office has any docsis 3.1 modems ????????


iknoweverything wrote:
You'll see... it's here

If you intended to imbed a link to the word "here" in your comment, it didn't take.   But if you are implying that Spectrum's network operates at DOCSIS 3.1 you are mistaken, it runs 3.0 only, not 3.1.  Compatibility with DOCSIS 2.0 devices that used to be permitted is being removed as part of the nationwide Spectrum consolidation and merger. 

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Re: the chance my local specrtum office has any docsis 3.1 modems ????????

Some updates on the Docsis 3.1 progress and availability

 

Spectrum Internet Gig Now Available to Millions of Homes in Eight Markets

https://newsroom.charter.com/news-views/spectrum-internet-gig-available-millions-homes-eight-markets...

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Re: the chance my local specrtum office has any docsis 3.1 modems ????????

Never hurts to walk in and ask! But stay a ay from the Arris 1602 based modems/gateways! As they have a buggy chipset in them. As well as other modem makers.

Here is a site with a list of the buggy intel puma 6 chipset modems: https://www.approvedmodems.com/do-not-buy-list.html
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Re: the chance my local specrtum office has any docsis 3.1 modems ????????

There is also a blurb that there are no approved docsis 3.1 modems, so that even if you got the service that you won't get a 3.1 modem to use it....

Next issue is the US bandwidth that WILL NOT make it thru all amplifiers both outside and inside... There is no effort to change them out and abandon ch's 2-6 which MUST be converted from DS to US use....

so it appears that only 32 ch docsis 3 modems can be used and with limited US data rates...

 Docsis 3.1 does not mean faster speeds or better service.