Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy
With cable broadband you will never see persistant upload\download speeds, as coaxile cable line is not suited for that type of connection, combined with sharing the trunk line to your isp's fiber connection line. If you are looking to get sustained upload speed, you would need to look into fiber optic connection, and if is even available for residential use.
Rated speeds on cable broadband are subject to optimal conditions where there are no other connections between you and isp's servers. Due to variable's that are uncontrolled your upload speed would probably never see the max, and even if it did, you would not see sustained rates... hate to burst bubble, but it is just not possible with cable broadband in residential service.
I don't even know where to start...You're making the claim that coaxial cable isn't designed for data transmission?
You're also making the claim that the only way to get a sustained consistent speed is to switch to FTTx?
I worked for one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies for years, using the very same technology that you are belittling. Working as a head-end engineer I've seen my share of outlandish claims for poor connections. Some of which, you mentioned. In most cases, I'd say 75% of them, it's the wiring at the customer's premises. Issues like, poor cabling, poor termination and signal attenuation.
Claiming that it's the technology itself is unfounded and not needed, reminds me of the post from last week about how xDSL sucks
because it uses the POTS. The OP needs to start with his line quality. He needs to log into his modem's diagnostic page and determine what his power levels are at. A quick Google search will show what is needed to determine this. Even a call to Shaw's customer service would be a logical step.