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34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON
reply to J E F F

Re: [The Call] So, I was on the phone with Rogers...

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.


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With 100+ houses passed on a cable segment today, the segments are overloaded, but we rarely feel that congestion. What continues to matter the most is the upstream. That has certainly improved on the 4 channel bonded upstream.

In general, once you exceed 10 Mbps, in normal internet browsing etc. we don't notice much the difference in speeds, so similarly, we won't see much in the way of mild congestion especially since we'll be hittiing the congestion limits of the path to the destination and the speeds of the hosts.


34764170

join:2007-09-06
Etobicoke, ON

said by sbrook:

With 100+ houses passed on a cable segment today, the segments are overloaded, but we rarely feel that congestion. What continues to matter the most is the upstream. That has certainly improved on the 4 channel bonded upstream.

That isn't 100% true. There are still nodes that Rogers has not split that do experience congestion and the upstream situation is still pretty pathetic even with the upgrades. Rogers cheaped out.