Bresnan Picks Arris DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS Platform

Bresnan Communications has selected the Arris DOCSIS 3.0 C4 cable-modem termination system to deploy high-speed data, hosted voice-over-IP and commercial services in four of its markets in the northwestern U.S.

The terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Bresnan expects to roll out the Arris CMTS in Kalispell and Helena, Mont., and Gillette and Casper, Wy.

"We are deploying a next-generation CMTS platform that is capable of supporting DOCSIS 3.0 to deliver the best possible quality of experience to our customers," Bresnan vice president of engineering and technology Pragash Pillai said in a statement. "The Arris C4 CMTS platform provides us with the density, availability and service throughput speeds required to meet customer demand. Additionally, with its integrated architectural approach and ability to scale, it offers a reliable and compelling cost per set of features."

The CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 specification allows for download speeds up to 160 Mbps - and higher - by bonding together multiple 6-MHz channels.