Internet speeds ranging as high as a dizzying 300 Mbps had previously only been achieved in laboratory settings. However, at The Cable Show 2010, Time Warner Cable demonstrated Internet speeds of 290 Mbps downstream with 90 Mbps upstream. That's taking DOCSIS 3.0 speeds to a whole new level. These super high speeds were reached through a demo TWC set up using an Arris cable modem and termination system (it also used Motorola modems) connected to the Time Warner Cable headend at the Cable Show in Los Angeles.
This display provided a strong response to a recent claim by Alcatel Lucent of DSL speeds reaching up to 300 Mbps. The demonstration by Time Warner Cable showed Internet speeds traveling up to 22 miles from the headend, while the DSL touted by Alcatel is something that could only go 10 feet in the lab. Hmmm.