Cisco DPC3010 Upstream Data Modem

Last updated: August 31, 2022


Although this modem features slower speeds, its pricepoint is lower than most other modems on the market. If your household doesn't engage in high-bandwidth activities, this modem should work well for you. You'll need to check compatibility with your internet service provider before purchasing though. This model doesn't work with Comcast Xfinity.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: With excellent airflow, this modem remains cool to function at peak capacity.

In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the Cisco Upstream Data Modem placed 12th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Cisco® Model DPC3010 DOCSIS 3.0 8×4 Cable Modem (DPC3010) provides DOCSIS® broadband service providers with a cost-effective solution for delivering high-speed bi-directional data services. The DPC3010 provides a faster connection to the Internet by incorporating eight bonded downstream channels along with four bonded upstream channels. These bonded channels deliver downstream data rates in excess of 320 Mbps and upstream data rates up to 120 Mbps, up to eight times faster than conventional single-channel DOCSIS 2.0 cable modems. The DPC3010 is designed to meet DOCSIS 3.0 specifications as well as offering backward compatibility for operation in DOCSIS 2.0, 1.1 and 1.0 networks.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Eight downstream channels.
This cable modem has a good design that promotes airflow for cooling.

What reviewers didn't like

Reliability rating is not as high as some competitors.
You can't use this cable modem with Comcast or Time Warner Cable.
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