With the channel bonding, I do think that I have faster speeds with the MaxTrafficBurst setting that they have provisioned me with.
Yet, if there is no congestion on the single channel that the D2 modem was using, this would not hold true.
Snippet from the top of my actual current running config file:
GenericTLV TlvCode 27 TlvLength 4 TlvValue 0x01e00000;
When Turbo boost is active, the configuration is EXACTLY:
Down Speed = 31504000 (31.5 Mbps)
Up Speed = 2153444 (2.15 Mbps)
So BH is giving a bit extra for overhead. Nice of them to do that.
The real question in the back of my mind is why the lightning package is not available to user owned modems, if the modem is D3 capable and the channels are already bonded.
All it takes is for BH to modify the values in the config file that is sent to that modem type from the CMTS.
Either they support the modem, or they do not. There is no middle ground.
When a customer provided modem is brought onto the network, the ISP immediately TFTP flashes a firmware that they have tested with the CMTS that they are using.