HomePNA ratifies new broadband access spec

The HomePNA Alliance has announced Fast EoC, a new industry specification aimed to deliver performance up to 320 Megabits per second (Mbps) in regular mode, and up to 640 Megabits per second (Mbps) and more than 300 Mbps user data throughput to Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) environments in a new “enhanced” mode. HomePNA’s Fast EoC targets broadband access in MDU and Hospitality markets.

“Fast EoC changes the game by delivering reliable and affordable broadband over existing coax lines,” said Michael Weissman, president of HomePNA. “Now, MSOs can leverage their existing cabling infrastructure to provide digital services to living units for 10 per cent of the capital needed to deploy alternatives such as DOCSIS.”

Fast EoC fills the market need for a high-performance broadband access solution that is quick to install and cost effective to purchase and deploy. HomePNA FastEoC-based solutions make this possible by enabling high speed Ethernet over Coax (EoC) using the existing coax cables in apartment buildings and townhouses to deliver new digital services such as high-speed broadband Internet access, VOD, and full IPTV directly to the living units.

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