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NETGEAR extends home gateway range with Nighthawk WiFi Cable Modem Router & DOCSIS 3.1 Cable Modem

Alongside a range of new smart home products unveiled at CES 2017 this evening, NETGEAR is taking the wraps off two new home gateways destined for the US Cable Internet market.

First up is the new NETGEAR CM1000 Ultra High Speed Cable Modem – the World’s first DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem certified by Comcast. It’s designed to deliver Gigabit speed Internet service to Comcast Xfinity customers. The ISP has already launched Gigabit Internet in Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, Detroit and Miami and there are plans to extend this further in 2017.

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Once users sign up for Gigabit service, they can connect the CM1000 to their cable inlet and be up and running immediately. The new model is backwards compatible with DOCSIS 3 and will also work with slower Comcast service tiers.

Accompanying the CM1000 this week is the new NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router for XFINITY® Internet and Voice (C7100V). It combines a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with a dual-band AC1900 wireless router, supporting WAN speeds up to 960 Mbps and combined wireless LAN speeds up to 1900 Mbps.

The device’s modem features include support for 24 x 8 channel bonding (24 downstream and 8 upstream) ensuring fast Internet service even at peak times. There’s also room for two integrated telephone lines with optional battery backup capabilities (supporting up to 8 hours of standby and 5 hours of talk time during power outages) and support for enhanced calling features such as 3-way conferencing, caller ID, call forwarding and more.

Powered by a 1.6 GHz processor, the latest addition to the Nighthawk roster includes four Gigabit Ethernet ports, USB sharing and the usual lineup of Netgear router features.

The NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router for XFINITY Internet and Voice (C7100V) is planned for availability later in the year at an MSRP of $299.99 in the USA.

 

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Terry Walsh is the founder of We Got Served. He started the community in February 2007 with a mission to help families, tech enthusiasts everywhere figure out the technology needed to run the modern home and small business. He's the author of a number of guides to Windows, Windows Server and OS X Server and runs his own successful publishing business. Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Terry has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional Award each year since 2008 for his work on We Got Served.

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