said by rocca: said by jasmo34:
I was wondering why ACANAC had already cut off their D2 modems for new installations; well, they said no more SB5100's or SB5101's.
That's a different issue, those modems are no longer certified as of a couple months ago.
I think those modems were dropped from the official list something like 12-16 months ago.
Doing some research, here's were it was noticed (September 2011):
»SB6121 offically supported on Rogers
And a thread from about the same time where you can see a listing of all Docsis 2 modems on the list at that time:
»Cable modem list quite abit smaller now
After that change, when it came to SB5100, SB5101, and DPC2100, there seemed to still be a lot of wiggle room. That ambiguity seems to have been removed this fall (maybe August?).
Extrapolating a bit, I think Rogers used to give a very long list of modems based on anything Docsis 2 they'd ever used themselves, plus Docsis 3 modems that were specially requested by a TPIA. At some point I think a TPIA asked that the SMCD3GN be added, and shortly after that Rogers dropped all those Docsis 2 modems that had been automatically included. The list was then only modems that were specifically requested by a TPIA. In fact, that big change in September last year might have been a reaction to having to allow the SMCD3GN
Of course that's just a general sketch.. For example, the SMC 8014 gateways were off then on then off again, and maybe even back on one more time before the big cull of models in September 2011.
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! --