Why do they publish "Thorectical" speeds on modems?

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  1. M17XR42012

    M17XR42012 Notebook Consultant

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    I spend about 45 minutes with my ISP asking them to explain "Thorectical" speeds of my modem and they could not really explain it and it is not making me a happy person.

    They have "Standards", which I would make an assumption to me that, a piece of networking equipment meets that specific standard.

    The standards I am concerned about are DOCSIS standards.

    If I have a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, meaning it meets the DOCSIS 3.0 standard, then it should comply with and you (The ISP) should certify my modem for what ever speeds that standard meets.

    So if the ISP tells me that; yes while your modem is DOCSIS 3.0, it does not certify for DOCSIS 3.0 speeds, what is the ISP Doing?

    I mean are the modulating the network on purpose so my compliant modem is now, not compliant? What is the ISP doing to mess up the speeds I should be getting and is that fraudulent activity by the ISP?

    I mean, an ISP could claim that you need a DOCSIS 10 modem for a 5mbit connection..... that is just wrong... And I don't care if theoretically a DOCSIS 1.x modem could give you 2 gigabit speeds.....

    The modem I am using meets (Insert Standard here). Stop liening about it using "Thorectical speeds"....
     
  2. Kent T

    Kent T Notebook Virtuoso

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    Said modem is as fast as the cable TV plant it is used on. Theoretical is what it can do at highest, not what the cable operator actually delivers. And also the level of service you're willing to pay for up to the operator's maximum. Your mileage may vary, yadda, yadda, yadda!
     
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