Why does high speed cable internet
I'm apart of the Rogers @Home network for high speed internet access thru cable. For sometime I've been experiencing agonizingly slow download rates and am getting fed up. Can someone lay down for me exactly why & how the transfer rates are as bad as they are.
I've read that high speed providers can issue out a single channel (per neighborhood?) on the coaxial cable that the entire neighborhood uses for internet access. Because of the load there is very little bandwidth thus leading to slow rates. Is this about right? Does this mean that the only way to improve speeds is for Rogers to provide more channels or reduce what it preceives as the limit for a neighborhod?
It depends also how many people in your area have cable internet, since cable internet is a "shared" internet. The cable internet shares the bandwidth with other people around your area which could be causing the slow rates.
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