And it should be remembered that HFC connection speeds are only “up to” speeds with no performance guarantees provided due to the hybrid cable that utilises fibre and copper segments.
DOCSIS 3.1 is planned to provide customers with gigabit connections with significantly improved upload speeds than what are commonly available with DOCSIS 3.0 networks. But it should be remembered that the NBN Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network currently offers 100/40 Mbps or the faster 1000/400 Mbps and by 2018 NBN Co will be able to upgrade the FTTP network to provide the faster 10/4 Gbps.
Could’ve all been done once and done right. *sigh*