10Mbps versus 100Mbps Cable Modems

Michael K. Smith - Adhost mksmith at adhost.com
Wed Jul 11 17:44:16 UTC 2007


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of fbsd2
> Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:27 AM
> To: Jeff Mohler
> Cc: freebsd-questions at FreeBSD. ORG
> Subject: RE: 10Mbps versus 100Mbps Cable Modems
> Sure they have more than 10Mbps bandwidth.
> People who became subscribers during the first 4 years
> they were in business all got 100Mbps modems.
> As I see it, down grading to obsolete 10Mbps modems
> is degrading overall network performance.

Perhaps it is the cheaper way for them to do Quality of Service.  If they are worried about aggregate bandwidth usage it's probably cheaper to run up against the hard limits of a 10 Meg Ethernet port than trying to limit customer bandwidth using some software knob on the upstream device.


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