[kwlug-disc] Rogers Bandwith Limit - Consequences of exceeding?

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Thu Feb 5 02:06:09 EST 2009


I was just reading through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOCSIS which 
states that upstream bandwidth for the most ancient implementation 
(DOCSIS 1.0) is 10 Mbps (aggregate of all channels), and the most 
recent (DOCSIS 3.0) allows bonding of individual channels for 30 Mbps 
upstream bandwidth, and up to 1 Gbps in the future.  And that's just 
the consumer grade stuff.

--Bob.

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On 4 Feb 2009 at 21:21 unsolicited <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org> wrote
about "Re: [kwlug-disc] Rogers Bandwith Li[...]"

>Andrew Kohlsmith (lists) wrote, On 02/04/2009 9:40 AM:

>> On February 3, 2009 03:08:24 am Rick wrote:

>>> Rashkae <rashkae at tigershaunt.com> writes:

>>>> Considering how much more money they charge for the business accounts
>>>> than residential.. this has to be tops for the most bizarre company
>>>> policy ever.

>>> Maybe if Rogers allowed business accounts in a residential area
>>> then the bandwidth might get soaked up by business accounts.

>> Actually, I just had a Rogers rep (claims he's a new regional manager, but has 
>> no employees yet) come to my door two nights ago.  He claims that he can get 
>> me commercial (18Mit, no throttling) service at my house, and also said that 
>> two modems will let me aggregate my uplink (i.e. 2 modems = 2Mbit up).
>> 
>> Maybe it's something they're "not allowed" to give you over the phone?

>Interesting.
>
>2 modems? On same cable? Interesting. Just goes to show (a) each modem
>/ digital cable set top box is just a 'terminal' on their wires, (b)
>capacity far exceeds bandwidth offered. They claim their HomePhone is
>"not VoIP" - what they really mean is there's so much capacity they
>can dedicate the necessary bandwidth for their VoIP to maintain call
>quality without impacting internet and cable services travelling on
>the same wires. So, they can shape your 'internet' VoIP while
>maintaining their own call quality, and make their claims. <sigh> Net
>Neutrality anyone?
>
>I don't think you'd get 2 Mbps up though, 2 x 1 Mbps yes, but that's 
>not exactly the same thing. I don't believe you can aggregate 
>bandwidth across different mac addresses. (Even if you make one 
>virtual mac address out of two physical mac addresses.)
>
>Did they happen to mention a price for the commercial service?
>
>Rogers usually has non-employee (commission?) sales reps out flogging.
>Perhaps your newly minted regional sales manager isn't actually part
>of Rogers (a 'reseller'?). My own past experience has been they can
>promise things, but not necessarily deliver. And, if you know to ask
>about it, the phone reps will provide.
>
>There's just no way to know X is offered / available - only such reps
>offer such possibilities - Rogers doesn't explicitly advertise
>everything. Once you do know, frequently you can confirm by searching.
>e.g. I couldn't find any mention of their referral program at the
>time, but once I knew it existed I could search their knowledge base
>and find references to it.




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