Even as many MSOs are still working to deploy DOCSIS 3.0, the next generation 3.1 is almost around the corner. A few things are clear about the new spec: It will be ready well ahead of consumer demand and usage, and it will enable higher speeds at lower costs. The hope is to have specs substantially complete in ’13 and to enable initial products in ’14. More on what to expect regarding new products, migration strategy and what will happen to 3.0 in today’s top story.
 
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Hurricane Sandy has meant sleepless nights for many affected residents, technicians working to restore services, as well as federal, state and local government officials. Here’s what government agencies and MSOs continue to work on.
 
Another big carriage deal for beIN Sport. Time Warner Cable and Bright House will offer both the English and Spanish nets.

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