Is it normal to be getting 120/11 when i am getting 100/10? I do see they have a 120/10 as a plan, though when i wasnt on gigabit and on 10/100, i was getting 50 - 60 / 12
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Spectrum overprovisions a little when it comes to internet packages. A 100/10 Mbps plan should get, under ideal conditions, somewhere in the 120/12 Mbps range. If you were receiving 50-60 download on a 100 plan it would indicate some type of signal issue. That signal issue could be anything from damaged coax, loose connectors, bad ethernet cable, router settings, computer NIC settings, wifi interference, iCloud backups, etc.
That result could also indicate that the modem, whether it was rented or owned by the customer, was only capable of supporting a 60 Mbps connection, or that it had only been provisioned for the 60/5 tier. There was a lot of that going on in NYC until they got caught.
thanks i thought i was getting more than i paid for. it is alot more than what i was on before 80 something for 36/6 on twc, now i get 100/10 which is kinda gravy. I really want fiber but its more of a want, than a need, since i dont do anything like twitch streaming. If anything i play counter strike, which isnt bad.
There's a solid business reason that your internet connection is structured this way. Your modem is getting just enough more "bonus bits" on peaks so that Spectrum can safely make their promise that your speed will always be at least 80% of the tier values in both directions and not have to pay out big bucks every month in credits to their residential internet customers. If you are playing twitch, your home connection is at the optimum and most stable speed.
One of the interesting paradoxes in network design is the concept of "The pipe is too big." If you build and operate an ethernet network with too much bandwidth capacity and too little traffic load, the packet collision avoidance method becomes unstable and then data throughput slows dramatically. You might think of the data as rattling around inside a large sewer pipe, rather than flowing in a smooth stream from a hose. You can tell that this concept is not well known or understood whenever users ask for a fiber media connection so they can measure data transfer rates in the multiple Gigabit range, but will never have equipment capable of processing data at those speeds for 8 to 10 hours every weekday and won't pay their share of the costs to build and operate such a network.