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Smart WiFi keeping 10m Liberty Connect Boxes from extinction

A statement put out this week by Liberty Global, about shifting 10 million of its Connect Box devices, is somewhat perplexing. It’s a bit like saying you have just painted the George Washington Bridge – which means only that it is time to begin back at the other end and paint it again. Liberty Global has about 15 million broadband customers – more if you count the 50%-owned Ziggo in the Netherlands – and this is tantamount to saying that it is two thirds of the way through replacing its broadband connections with a DOCSIS 3.0 router. Now why is that significant? Others, like Comcast in the US, are going flat out replacing DOCSIS 3.0 technology and are into the…

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