Comcast thinks it ok to install public wifi in your house
jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca
Thu Dec 11 22:54:11 UTC 2014
On 14-12-11 16:37, Tim Upthegrove wrote:
> At the
> time, I kept wondering what the real incentive was for Comcast to send me
> anything for free.
It pays to move customer with old DOCSIS-2 modems to DOCSIS 3 ones as
they will even out usage on multiple channels instead of congesting the
one channel used by DOCSIS-2 modems.
Similarly, **if** a cableco has moved to 8 channel DOCSIS on the coax,
it may cost less to send new 8 channel capable modems to customers
compared to all the node splits they would need due to congestion on the
It may have just been marketing to deploy that Xfinity wi-fi thing,
thinking it would be seen as a marketing advantage for Comcast instead
of the marketing liability it has become.
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