said by J E F F:
But customers DON'T all download/upload at the same time.
And if they did....if they did....and IF Rogers could handle this, everyone would blow through their caps within a few hours...maybe 16 hours or so...that's assuming Rogers 1 TB cap on those profiles...half that time if capped at 500 GB.
No they don't. But at peak hours which is 7PM to 11PM or so is when the most downloading happens and that's when congestion is fairly common with cable nodes. Caps are irrelevant. It's not about the amount of traffic transferred, it's about the aggregate sum of all of the users on the cable node. You can't sell everyone a 150 Mbps connection when there is only 600 Mbps to go around. Nodes can pass upwards of hundreds of houses in a neighbourhood.