[Cerowrt-devel] comcast provisioned rates?

Aaron Wood woody77 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 19 12:38:49 EDT 2014

Based on these results:


And talking off-list with Jim, I think that the "PowerBoost" is above the
quoted rate, as the 24/4 service hits >36Mbps TCP data rate.  I'm
definitely sad that using SQM in the router instead of the modem loses
features like that.  But I'll just be happy to have upload over 1Mbps again.

I do know that the FCC was cracking down on advertised vs. actual rates,
and started a "measuring broadband in America" project:



On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 6:21 PM, <dpreed at reed.com> wrote:

> As a non-Comcast-customer, I am curious too.  I had thought their "boost"
> feature allowed temporary rates *larger* than the quoted "up to" rates.
>  (but I remember the old TV-diagonal games and disk capacity games, where
> any way to get a larger number was used in the advertising, since the FTC
> didn't have a definition that could be applied).
> I wonder if some enterprising lawyer might bring the necessary consumer
> fraud class-action before the FTC to get clear definitions of the numbers?
> It's probably too much to ask for Comcast to go on the record with a
> precise definition.
> On Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:55am, "Aaron Wood" <woody77 at gmail.com> said:
>  I'm setting up new service in the US, and I'm currently assuming that
> all of Comcast's rates are "boosted" rates, not the "provisioned" rates.
> So if they quote 50/10Mbps, I assume that's not what will need to be set
> in SQM with CeroWRT.
> Does anyone have good info on the "provisioned" rates that go with each of
> the Comcast tiers?
> Basically, I'm trying to get to an apples-to-apples comparison with
> Sonic.net DSL (I'll be close enough to the CO to run in Annex M "upload
> priority" mode and get ~18/2 service).
> Thanks,
> Aaron
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