DOCSIS 3.1 is the fastest cable modem standard, supporting Internet speeds of many gigabits per second. Actual speeds depend on your cable modem service and the speed of your Ethernet LAN ports.
Only DOCSIS 3.1 cable services deliver actual speeds of 1 Gbps or more over the cable network.
The MB8600 supports routers with WAN port bonding as well as routers without bonding. For bonding to increase your modem’s speed to about 2 Gbps or more, your router also needs to support bonding. For more information about port bonding, please click here.
For both DOCSIS 3.1 and 3.0 services, the MB8600 also supports Active Queue Management (AQM), which significantly reduces lag and delivers more responsive gaming, video conferencing, and more.
Even if you don't have DOCSIS 3.1 service now, you can benefit from the 32x8 DOCSIS 3.0 capability that's also built into the MB8600. This is the fastest DOCSIS 3.0 capability available.
For very high ACTUAL SPEEDS, the MB8600 is a great choice.