Proving Gig Speed

K. Scott Helms kscott.helms at
Wed Jul 18 12:00:09 UTC 2018

That's absolutely a concern Mark, but most of the CPE vendors that support
doing this are providing enough juice to keep up with their max
forwarding/routing data rates.  I don't see 10 Gbps in residential Internet
service being normal for quite a long time off even if the port itself is
capable of 10Gbps.  We have this issue today with commercial customers, but
it's generally not as a much of a problem because the commercial CPE get
their usage graphed and the commercial CPE have more capabilities for

Scott Helms

On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 8:11 AM Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at> wrote:

> On 17/Jul/18 14:07, K. Scott Helms wrote:
> That's absolutely true, but I don't see any real alternatives in some
> cases.  I've actually built automated testing into some of the CPE we've
> deployed and that works pretty well for some models but other devices don't
> seem to be able to fill a ~500 mbps link.
> So what are you going to do when 10Gbps FTTH into the home becomes the
> norm?
> Perhaps laptops and servers of the time won't even see this as a rounding
> error :-\...
> Mark.

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