Best broadband: CableLabs introduces 10G, the cable connection of the future

There’s something in the air in Louisville, Colorado – or more accurately, in the wires. Rolling over miles of network cabling, passing through signal repeaters: this is the future of the Internet.

On Thursday morning at the home of CableLabs – which bills itself as “the leading innovation and R&D lab for the cable industry” – network engineers and representatives from some of the country’s major internet service providers gathered to showcase some of the fastest speeds they’ve ever delivered: 8 Gbps downloads and 5 Gbps uploads, using the world’s only DOCSIS 4.0 modem and a suite of networking technologies CableLabs calls 10G .

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