CableLabs announced a 3-tiered program for qualification of DOCSIS 3.0 CMTSs—bronze, silver and full qualification. Bronze and silver will be assigned to equipment that supports a subset of the complete DOCSIS 3.0 suite of specifications; eventually full 3.0 compliance will be the sole certification level. DOCSIS 3.0 modems will have only 1 level of certification. It’s expected that 3.0 CMTSs and modems will be submitted as early as 4Q.

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C-band Auction Concludes

The C-band auction officially came to a close Friday after 97 rounds of bidding that grossed just under $81bln, cementing its place as the highest-grossing spectrum auction held in the US. FCC chairman Ajit

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