said by sirwoogie:
BS. I've re-read the ToS, and nowhere does it mention this "sync" speed you say I didn't bother to see. Go look for yourself ...
I see it has changed since I last read the ToS. However, there is this in that linked document:
Service Capability Speeds should not be confused with Throughput Speed, which is the speed at which your modem receives and sends Internet access data (Throughput Speed).
Which is pretty much what I read before the changes. (Except that the old ToS explicitly mentioned "sync" speed.)
... when I had DSL back in the day of SBC, they over-provisioned speed (and in fact stated this in the documentation to avoid confusion) so you could get the advertised rate.
SBC never "overprovisioned" their service for as long as I had it; February 17, 2001 to some time in April, 2011. I started on 1536/128, which is what my modem synced at from day one of service.