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Noticed this while looking at modems. For $159, it's not bad for a brand new DOCSIS 3.1 modem.

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I know hating on ISP's is popular here, but the fault is not of Comcast's, but of the cable standard all HFC last-mile ISPs use.

DOCSIS revisions up to and including 3.1 have biased towards downstream bandwidth than upload bandwidth. Afterall, most residential customers consume rather than produce content, so having high upload was seen as a waste and so they focused on increasing the downstream capabilities. That is why we have 1000/30 now.

However, there is a new revision of DOCSIS 3.1 in the works called DOCSIS 3.1 Full Duplex. This allows for symmetrical up and down speed, making 1000/1000 possible in the near future.

However we are just seeing DOCSIS 3.1 rollout in its infant stages, so I expect it'll be a few years before we'll see symmetrical DOCSIS 3.1 full duplex.

Hope this cleared that up.
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This modem is nice but extreme overkill for most people. It'll be cheaper by the time your service actually requires it with the exception of some extreme bandwidth monkeys :-)

CM500 (<$50) is plenty for the next several years for most people. CM600 if you see a nice price (<$65). CM700 is puma (avoid). CM1000 is overkill yet also limited to 1Gbps because it doesn't have two Ethernet ports. If you already have a SB6141 or something similar and your plan is ~250Mbps or less, you likely won't see any speed increase with a new expensive modem (with some odd exceptions where the ISP limits it to 100Mbps). Sb6141 (8x4 channels) will go 230+ on Comcast just fine. CM500 is 16x4, CM600 is 24x8. More channels can provide a more reliable speed during peak times, but eight and certainly 16 is plenty for most.

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-cable-modem/
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This would be a huge improvement over SB6120, even if your area doesn't have DOCSIS 3.1 service yet.

SB6120 can use 4 downstream channels, SB8200 can use 32. This is very important if your node (shared with potentially hundreds of neighboring households) is congested. Here is a nice video on how more downstream channels is beneficial for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4-9ZtThZHs
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Thanks haven't it seen drop to 159 in a while.
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Does this use the faulty puma chipset?
Also, it says its for COX or Comcast. Can I use it with other ISP? I have RCN.
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Does this use the faulty puma chipset?
Also, it says its for COX or Comcast. Can I use it with other ISP? I have RCN.
This is puma free. You'll need to call your ISP or google to confirm they support it. It's not just for those ISPs.
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does any ISP even offer 3.1 speeds to customers?
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does any ISP even offer 3.1 speeds to customers?
Comcast does in some areas, they have support here where I live and they are rolling it out city by city...
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Comcast does in some areas, they have support here where I live and they are rolling it out city by city...
how fast is it?
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how fast is it?

they have 1000 Mbps for like $140 and and 2000 Mbps down packages for like $300
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they have 1000 Mbps for like $140 and and 2000 Mbps down packages for like $300
what's the up speed? better not be like 30 down -__-
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what's the up speed? better not be like 30 down -__-
Hahahahaha why yes it is 30 up. (It's the saddest joke of all time. Some day Comcast needs to fix their upload speed issue)
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I have this for mediacom and it works great. I bought it because it's one of 2 approved modems for them. They now offer gigabit in my area but haven't gotten it yet. I'm waiting for them to call me with a promo. I'm paying for 150Mbps plan and was getting way less with my old sb6820. Now I peak over 200
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Hahahahaha why yes it is 30 up. (It's the saddest joke of all time. Some day Comcast needs to fix their upload speed issue)
I know hating on ISP's is popular here, but the fault is not of Comcast's, but of the cable standard all HFC last-mile ISPs use.

DOCSIS revisions up to and including 3.1 have biased towards downstream bandwidth than upload bandwidth. Afterall, most residential customers consume rather than produce content, so having high upload was seen as a waste and so they focused on increasing the downstream capabilities. That is why we have 1000/30 now.

However, there is a new revision of DOCSIS 3.1 in the works called DOCSIS 3.1 Full Duplex. This allows for symmetrical up and down speed, making 1000/1000 possible in the near future.

However we are just seeing DOCSIS 3.1 rollout in its infant stages, so I expect it'll be a few years before we'll see symmetrical DOCSIS 3.1 full duplex.

Hope this cleared that up.
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does any ISP even offer 3.1 speeds to customers?
Yes. I have gigabit with Grande Communications.

They only charge $3/month modem rental so it makes more sense for me to keep renting... especially since they replace it if there are any problems.
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Thanks!!! This was at the top of my bf wish list, repped!
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