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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.
I did not mean to imply that coax broadband is horrible, only that sustained upload is virtualy impossible when sharing a connection with other customers on same trunk line. I have been a subscriber to both cable broadband, and Fiber... the only time I have ever seen a sustained upload data transmission rate is with fiber. Cable ISP's can not and will not give acurate sustained upload speeds... There are too many variables that will get in the way.
Even with a buisness class service of broadband internet over cable, they quote speeds "up to" not a definitive x.xMbps upload speed. Furthermore, If you look up cable broadband speeds, and contract descriptions, you will not once see anything stating a sustained speed.

You are aware that FTTx is shared also, right? From the pole outward, FTTH, FTTC and all other fiber installs to the property are sharing transmission lines. In some cases, in passive networks I believe, the downstream data is shared to all ONTs. So your neighbor is getting your packets, encrypted of course.

Speeds are not guaranteed on any residential line. Unless you purchase a enterprise level line such as a T1 or Optical Carrier you're on your own. Yes ISP will try their best to get you in a good range, but again it's not a guarantee. If the company I work for now experienced a difference in latency, speed or line quality on 1 of our 4 T3 systems(that's 112 T1 lines for those that are curious) we can file a claim against MCI(Verizon) and Qwest. In some residential cases you can purchase a SLA Plan with the ISP if you run a Home Business or similar.
    
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Yes I am aware that residential fiber is shared, I was just trying to point out that the only time I ever saw sustained upload speed was when I had FiOS through verizon.... when I was streaming my home videos to parents accross the states (3000mile seperation)
I had a constant upload speed of 2.2Mbps for duration of stream... no droop, and very little packet loss.... somewhere around .4%
With cable connection where I live, it will fluctuate between 1.8 and 2.1Mbps with a .9% packet loss...
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