So, I decided to upgrade my Internet speed from 18 to 24Meg. I have a very clean local loop and under 2000ft in length. My gateway profile is at 32Meg and the line says it is capable of 50Meg. So, I'm trying to understand how much bandwidth the TV streams will eat up of my Internet connection. My wife and kids are DVR fiends which means I can easily have 4 video streams going at any point in time during the day or night. So, if my gateway profile is capped at 32Meg and I pay for the 24Meg Internet tier does that mean that there is only 8Meg available for video streams before it starts eating into my 24Meg for Internet access?
If the line is capable of 50Meg and I'm paying for 24Meg Internet service, why would the gateway profile be capped to 32Meg and not 40Meg or at least enough to support 2 HD and 2 SD video streams without impacting the available Internet bandwidth?
I work remotely from home and do a decent amount of Video conferencing and have noticed at times that I'm saturating my upstream bandwidth. So, I figured the boost from 1.5 to 3Meg should hopefully be a big help. But I'm also hoping I can get some benefit on the downstream. Just curious on what the real scoop is with the bandwidth sharing.
Is AT&T considering pair bonding for faster tiers/more video streams and less or no bandwidth sharing? I've heard lots of rumors. Any truth to this and when we might see it as a standard offering?--
Scott, CCIE #14618 Routing & Switching