"70M does not a mile make"
Well, that's an understatement.
It's literally like claiming "4 pennies does not a dollar make"
That said, I see the point made about reducing cost/complexity of bringing fiber inside of the home. I do wonder how much the equipment will cost to do this super-giga-DSL.
This doesn't mean people will be getting 10gbps service, but it means ISP's can offer higher speeds on the copper. If they can run 1gbps bi-direction for 70m, should be able to knock that down to say, 200mbps, and go further than 70m
Will pay for more verbal jousting!
IPVMU Certified | 07/10/14 03:53am
I would just be tickled if my ISP delivered the bandwidth I already pay for.
Supposedly, I should be seeing 50 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up, but this is more what I experience:
Summary: until ISPs figure out how to deliver modest bandwidth to current capacities, talk about fiber or Gigabit speeds are silly.
PS. I hate my ISP. Don't get me started.
Of related interest: I participate in Cox's customer surveys regularly. The last one was around a month ago and had to do with internet. From the gist of the questions, it appeared they are considering providing up to 1Gbps to the home. Right now, I only have a "middle" tier (Cox Preferred) of internet service, which supposedly provides "up to 25Mbps download speed". Obviously, I'm getting better results than that, at least at this hour of a weekday night.
"Premier" ups that to 50Mbps and "Ultra" ups it again to 100Mbps. Both, of course, at a substantially higher price than the $55 I'm currently paying.
I have had almost no problems with Cox HSI since I started with them in the 90's. Now their other services are a different story. 200+ channels of nothing to watch is a joke and I could do away with 75% of them and not miss anything except the high bill each month.
Here's a screen shot of my Cable Modem's signal page:
Take a look at your modem's signal page and see what your levels are. My Motorola's IP address is 192.168.100.1. Yours may be different. Signal levels should be -15dbmv to +15dbmv and SNR should be >30db. Cable Modems will choke on signal levels that are both substantially lower and substantially higher than that.
Also, check your Bonding Channel values. If you only have one channel, your theoretical download speed is limited to 38Mbps but traffic from other users on your node may cut that appreciably. That's why my speed tests became much more consistent when I replaced my Docsis 2.0 modem with a Docsis 3.0 modem. The modem should choose which channel(s) have the lowest usage.