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Whats that get you up to? our cable plant is moving to 1GHz this year, which will include the 300mbit upgrade.
A single 256QAM is 38mbit realworld throughput.
I would imagine you are on at least a 550 plant, so 256QAM should be used for docsis.

Um.. I really did not understand any of that. So would docsis 2.0 be ok with 15Mbps?

Oh yeah, docsis 2 is good up to 38mbit.

the big thing with docsis 3 is it can bind multiple upstream and downstream QAM's ( channels ) together for a single connection.
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For a small home connection, 15 Mbps downgrade is plenty fine. Going to a DOCSIS 2 is okay as long as you decide not upgrade past 38 Mbps. At that point you will need to upgrade the modem. Gaming is not all about bandwidth. It's about latency... how close you are to the next server. The less hops from router to router is made, the more quickly your data gets to the server you're requesting. You can have a 3 Mbps connection just for you and still game perfectly fine. Bandwidth just gives you the scalability to do more at the same time without worrying about latency specific applications.

You know that financial companies pay thousands and thousands of dollars per month just to have a 5 Microsecond connection for stock trading?


Save the dough and downgrade!
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For a small home connection, 15 Mbps downgrade is plenty fine. Going to a DOCSIS 2 is okay as long as you decide not upgrade past 38 Mbps. At that point you will need to upgrade the modem. Gaming is not all about bandwidth. It's about latency... how close you are to the next server. The less hops from router to router is made, the more quickly your data gets to the server you're requesting. You can have a 3 Mbps connection just for you and still game perfectly fine. Bandwidth just gives you the scalability to do more at the same time without worrying about latency specific applications.
You know that financial companies pay thousands and thousands of dollars per month just to have a 5 Microsecond connection for stock trading?
Save the dough and downgrade!

Yeah I decided to downgrade yesterday and they did it right away. I don't see any difference when it comes to streaming and internet surfing though I would think that when i download large files it would take longer. But that doesn't really matter as I usually download big files overnight such as steam games. They charged me $2.99 downgrade fee though. Greedy bastards. I am now saving $24 a month!
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