With the FCC‘s dual carriage order and exemption now complete, ACA members finally got around to ratifying its digital carriage deal with the Assoc of Public TV Stations and the Public Broadcasting Service. A tentative pact was announced last year ( Cfax , 8/1/07). Under the 10-year agreement, participating cable ops would carry the primary signal of the participating public station on the lowest-priced tier, while multicast channels would be carried on the tier where other multicast channels are carried. — Is DOCSIS 3.0 already obsolete? Of course not, but Spiderhost has launched HSD services for residences and businesses in 6 central FL counties ( Bright House territory) that purportedly offers download speeds of up to 1000Mbps. That’s up to 10x faster than those offered through DOCSIS 3.0.