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rocca
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Re: Is it end of docsys 2.0 modem era in Ottawa?

said by Teddy Boom:

To be 100% clear about how things are going forward, I take it that for new accounts, Docsis 2 modems are actually technically allowed for any speed service (6, 18, 28, and even 32) until April 2013. At that time, Docsis 2 modems will only be allowed on new 6mbit accounts. Meanwhile, existing accounts will be grandfathered for the foreseeable future. Is all that correct? It is kind of important that I get it right!

Yes, that is my understanding.


jasmo34

join:2008-03-20
London, ON
Good summary, and clarifications. (of course, 'proposed tariffs' can yet change).

The only reason I'm even involved, other than just watching the silly incumbent tariff games, is my relatives's brand new unused SB5101N sitting on his shelf, that was originally destined for use with Acanac Cable 12/18 here in London. Too late for that now!

Acanac's modem list only shows the SB5101N for use on their 8M plan with Cogeco. I don't think they have any other D2 modems on their list now.

MAYBE they might still let him on 18 (at least until April 16), since it was bought on their recommendation. Or I might just have to convince him to try 'another provider'; one further down in the alphabet!

Hey TB... Are you and mlord going to rent a VW mini-bus, and go on tour fixing cable modem firmware?


Teddy Boom
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Thanks rocca!

Pretty strange though. It is just bizarre that they've allowed Docsis 2 on 28mbit and 32 mbit accounts. And it is a little depressing that there won't be any middle ground tier between 6/256 and 25/2 to make good use of Docsis 2 modems. I mean, if consumer demand (at least among my frugal customers) drove the available speeds we'd have choices more like this:
6/512
12/1
25/2
50/4

Oh well..
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Teddy Boom
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said by jasmo34:

Hey TB... Are you and mlord going to rent a VW mini-bus, and go on tour fixing cable modem firmware?

Bicycle only, sorry

However, my rig for flashing is now a lot more portable. I used to use this to power the flash chip:


And now just this:
»dx.com/p/dc-4-40v-to-dc-1-5-35v-···r-126108
(with the power brick from the modem as input source)

I still need a laptop, so it is still way bigger than mlord's, but at least it is a little portable now
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