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Do I need a DOCSIS 3.0 modem for my Internet service?

DOCSIS (data over cable services interface specifications) is a cable modem standard. At a minimum, all modems must meet DOCSIS 2.0 standards or higher.

DOCSIS 3.0 or higher is required to support higher download and upload speeds.

DOCSIS 3.0 or higher modems are provided with Internet service for a monthly fee. If you want to purchase your own modem, you need a DOCSIS 3.0 or higher modem to support the higher speeds or a DOCSIS 2.0 modem to support other Internet offerings.

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