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NETGEAR Unveils Next Generation of Connectivity with the Nighthawk DOCSIS 3.1 High-Speed Internet Cable Modem

New Nighthawk CM3000 cable modem engineered to unlock fastest internet speeds available today with revolutionary mid/high-split technology for the demanding needs of modern smart homes

NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking products that power both home and office, today announced the availability of the next-generation Nighthawk® DOCSIS® 3.1 High-Speed Internet Cable Modem (CM3000), specifically engineered to handle today’s fastest DOCSIS 3.1 cable internet speeds that can only be accessed with mid/high-split technology. The CM3000 delivers unprecedented download speeds, up to 2.5Gbps1, and faster upload speeds, up to 1Gbps2, for lag-free gaming, crisp video conferencing, smoother music and video streaming, and instant app downloads.

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NETGEAR unveils the next generation of connectivity with the Nighthawk DOCSIS 3.1 High-Speed Internet Cable Modem (CM3000). (Photo: Business Wire)

NETGEAR unveils the next generation of connectivity with the Nighthawk DOCSIS 3.1 High-Speed Internet Cable Modem (CM3000). (Photo: Business Wire)

Historically, low-split products with downstream speeds far exceeding upstream capabilities were sufficient for email, web browsing, and video streaming. Today’s needs, including video conferencing, livestreaming and the use of smart home surveillance, have necessitated mid-split products to provide increased bandwidth for upstream traffic. According to OpenVault, average upload usage has grown 290% since 2019. The CM3000 delivers not only blazing fast download speeds, but upload speeds up to 2.5 times faster than its DOCSIS 3.1 predecessor.

Ready for the speeds of today and tomorrow

In response to increasing upstream requirements, ISPs have upgraded their mid-split offerings with Cox increasing upload speeds to 100 Mbps while Comcast has provided upload speeds of up to 200 Mbps since September 2023. The stylish, mid/high-split Nighthawk CM3000 cable modem works seamlessly with these and every other major U.S. cable service provider and is future-proofed for the even more demanding high-split needs to come.

“Simultaneous streaming, gaming, video conferencing, smart home security camera monitoring and graphics-intensive collaborative work at home are now commonplace. Because of this, many families have come to realize how vital it is to have not only the fastest possible download speeds but upload as well,” said David Henry, president & GM of Connected Home Products and Services at NETGEAR. “The mid/high-split technology found in the CM3000 means customers get both, ensuring stutter-free Zoom calls, responsive gaming and more.”

Part of a powerful ecosystem

As households add connected devices to their ecosystem and demand for internet bandwidth continues to skyrocket, NETGEAR’s solution powers digital lifestyles with enhanced capacity, efficiency, and response times. To achieve the ultimate performance, users can combine the CM3000 with NETGEAR’s award-winning WiFi 6E or WiFi 7 routers or Orbi whole home mesh system to get the most out of the muti-gig service (up to 2.5 Gig) from their ISPs.

Additional specifications include:

  • Engineered for today’s fastest DOCSIS 3.1 cable internet speeds Enjoy 20% more spectrum overall and the fastest Internet speeds available, such as Xfinity’s 2Gbps download speeds and 200Mbps upload speeds, that can only be accessed with the revolutionary mid/high-split technology.
  • Upload 10x faster than older DOCSIS 3.0 modems – Unprecedented upload speeds for seamless multi-family gaming, video conferencing, and uploading even the largest files - simultaneously. Plus provides easy remote access to your home security cameras and files on your NAS.
  • Combine multi-gigabit ISP speed with more NETGEAR innovations – For the ultimate in performance, link NETGEAR’s award-winning WiFi 6E or WiFi 7 router or Orbi system to the CM3000 cable modem to get the most out of your up to 2.5Gbps internet multi-gig speeds.
  • Take on future Internet speeds – Be prepared for what’s coming next. Not only will you have mid/high-split technology to access today’s faster speeds, but you’ll be also prepared to take on future network speeds at much higher performance levels.
  • Save money every single month – Instead of renting a cable modem from your ISP, purchase your own high-performance modem and save up to $300 a year in fees.
  • Connect for multi-gig speed – Access the faster Internet speed from your ISP plan. Connect your router’s multi-gig Internet port directly into the modem’s 2.5Gig port. Or reach up to 2Gbps by connecting the two Gigabit ports to a router that supports Internet with link aggregation.

The Nighthawk CM3000 is now available in the U.S. on for $299.99.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has pioneered advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses, and service providers around the world since 1996 and leads the industry with a broad range of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people's lives. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to delivering innovative and advanced connected solutions ranging from mobile and cloud-based services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products, video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications, easy-to-use WiFi solutions and performance gaming routers to enhance online game play. The company is headquartered out of San Jose, Calif. with offices located around the globe. More information is available from the NETGEAR Press Room or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the NETGEAR blog at

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Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE® 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary and be lowered by network and environmental conditions, including network traffic volume, device limitations, and building construction. NETGEAR makes no representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with future standards. To achieve maximum wireless/wired speed requires devices that use the latest wireless/wired standards and support maximum speeds.​



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