Linksys Introduces New DOCSIS Cable Modems And Modem Routers At CES 2016

New Survey Finds 76% of Cable Broadband Subscribers Don't Know What Cable Modem Technology They Have

Jan 05, 2016, 05:10 ET from Linksys

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Linksys®, a leader in networking solutions for the home and business today announced a new line-up of Modems and Modem Routers at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  The two new high speed cable modems (CM3008 8X4 and the CM3024 24X8) include DOCSIS 3.0 standard technology and are planned to be compatible with all major cable service providers. The two new modem routers include a Wireless AC1900 Router (CG7500) and a modem which carries the same DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonding features as the CM3024 and a Dual-Band Wireless AC Router and ADSL/VDSL Modem (X6200). These new modem routers provide a cable modem or DSL modem and a router all-in-one for a seamless wireless broadband networking experience. The new modems and modem routers will be on display at our CES booth– South Hall, #30445.

As cable broadband service providers roll out more premium cable services, the requirement for having the right hardware to go along with the new services are critical to ensuring customers maximize their internet speeds.  "There is a lack of knowledge when it comes to cable modems.  Consumers have cable modems or gateways that don't match the cable broadband subscriptions they are paying for – thus getting slower speeds and frustrating experiences," said Justin Doucette, director of product management, Linksys.

According an IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Linksys, titled Revisiting the Cable Modem, Where the Internet meets the Home, IDC surveyed more than one thousand U.S. participants with an active cable modem subscription to understand the behaviors of cable modem and gateway use in the home.  The research project found that the majority of people do not know what broadband plan they have or if they have the right cable modem to go with their plan:

  • Nearly half of cable broadband subscribers don't know what Internet speed they are paying for.
  • The cable modem is the Internet's point of entry to the home. But more than 75% of the people surveyed didn't know what technology their cable modem uses. Yet when it comes to choosing a broadband service, survey respondents point to speed (25%) and connection consistency (37%) as key decision drivers.
  • Of people who know their cable broadband speed, three-fourths say they get more than 50 Mbps.

The survey also indicates that people want more ways to save money on their cable bill.

  • Two-thirds of people who got their cable modem from the cable company are paying monthly rental fees of about $10 per month. Only one in five purchased their cable modem from a retailer, and three-quarters of them did it to avoid the monthly fee.

However the majority of consumers who purchased their cable modems in retail don't know what they purchased:

  • 60% of people who bought their own modem at retail said they did not know which DOCSIS standard it used.

However consumers do know what they want to do with their high speed internet.  The survey showed that most would prioritize their computers to get the fastest broadband speed, but one out of six would give it to their TVs so they can stream TV shows and movies from the Internet, an almost non-existent activity seven years ago.  To view the full IDC infobrief click here.

Linksys is launching two new cable modems, the CM3008 which is ideal for subscribers that purchase broadband plans up to 100 Mbps and the CM3024 which is for subscriptions over 100Mbps.  Linksys is also launching a Cable Modem + Wireless Router all in one – the CG7500 that will provide wireless networking speeds of wireless AC1900 and a 24x8 cable modem that will support broadband packages of 100 Mpbs +.

Linksys High Speed Cable Modem, DOCSIS 3.0 8x4 -  (CM3008) (US Only)
The Linksys CM3008 DOCSIS 3.0 8X4 Cable Modem delivers high-speed broadband connectivity to your home and office with download speeds up to 343 Mbps and upload speeds up to 120 Mbps. The Gigabit Ethernet port provides high-speed network performance, while DOCSIS 3.0 support ensures you can connect directly to your existing cable broadband service. 

Planned to be certified with all major cable broadband providers, the CM3008 allows users to save on monthly modem fees from their provider. It comes equipped with a variety of features that let you get the most out of your broadband speeds.  The Linksys CM3008 is ideal for users that purchase 100 Mbps or lower broadband packages from their service provider.

MSRP: $69.99
Availability planned for Spring 2016

Linksys High Speed Cable Modem, DOCSIS 3.0 24X8 – CM3024 (US Only)
The Linksys CM3008 DOCSIS 3.0 24X8 Cable Modem delivers high-speed broadband connectivity to your home and office with download speeds up to 960 Mbps and upload speeds up to 240 Mbps.  The Gigabit Ethernet port provides high-speed network performance, while DOCSIS 3.0 support ensures you can connect directly to your existing cable broadband service. 

Planned to be certified with all major cable broadband providers, the CM3024 allows users to save on monthly modem fees from their provider. It comes equipped with a variety of features that let users get the most out of your broadband speeds.  The Linksys CM3024 is ideal for users that purchase 100 Mbps and greater broadband packages from their service providers.

MSRP: $129.99
Availability planned for Spring 2016

Linksys High Speed AC1900 Dual-Band Cable Modem Router, DOCSIS 3.0 24X8 (CG7500) (US Only)

The Linksys AC1900 Cable Modem Router is a 24X8 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem and a Wireless AC1900 Router all-in-one.  Users will get superior Wi-Fi performance and enjoy networking speeds of AC1900 Mbps (N600 + AC1300), making it ideal for large households, gamers, and HD video enthusiasts.  The DOCSIS 3.0 24X8 Cable Modem delivers high-speed broadband connectivity for cable subscribers of 100 Mbps and greater packages. 

  • Wireless AC1900 Router for Speeds up to 600 Mbps* for 802.11n clients and up to 1300 Mbps* for 802.11ac clients
  • DOCSIS 3.0 24X8 Cable Modem for 100+ Mbps broadband packages
  • Powerful 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor for maximum performance
  • Supports one USB2.0 port
  • 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Internal antennas for easier installation

MSRP: $249.99
Availability Planned for Summer 2016

And for consumers that use ADSL/VDSL internet, Linksys is also launching a new DSL Modem + Wi-Fi router:

Linksys ADSL/VDSL Dual-Band WiFi Modem Router – (X6200)
The Linksys ADSL/VDSL Dual-Band Wi-Fi Modem Router – the X6200 features dual wireless bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with data speeds up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 433Mbps (5GHz) making it ideal for internet streaming and gaming.  Four Gigabit Ethernet ports make it easy to share data quickly across your network, and to external devices - at speeds 10x faster than Fast Ethernet. Plus, use the high-performance USB 2.0 port to attach a storage device and quickly transfer large files or share devices across your Wi-Fi network.

The X6200 also contains a built-in DSL modem, making it easy to connect to DSL Internet service and enjoy fast, reliable Wi-Fi throughout the home without having to purchase an additional device.  Additional features include:

  • One VDSL/ADSL2/2+ port, Annex A - RJ-11 port
  • One Gigabit WAN port with auto MDI/MDIX sensing (RJ-45) for Router functionality
  • Four Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • One USB 2.0 port
  • Supports VPN pass-through with IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP
  • Supports logging for incoming and outgoing traffic
  • DHCP server for LAN
  • Supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
  • IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack support
  • DSL Modem supports ITU G992.5 ADSL2+ Annex A, L, and M and VDSL G.993.1 and           ITU G.993.2 standards

MSRP: €99,99 and £79,99
Planned Availability: March 2016

About Linksys
The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class networking technology, design, and customer service. Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visit linksys.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.

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