10g residential CPE

James R Cutler james.cutler at consultant.com
Tue Dec 29 19:44:07 UTC 2020

On Dec 29, 2020, at 11:53 AM, Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com> wrote:
> On 12/29/20 8:42 AM, Aaron Wendel wrote:
>> Oh, we still get calls about speed issues. It's always wonderful when someone puts their own 10 year old Linksys WRT54G and double NATs behind our CPE then sends in a speed test wondering why they're only getting 10Mbits on their Gbit line.  We get those ALL the time. :)
> Does your CPE not have wireless? If it's double NAT'ing it's at least a router. If it doesn't have wireless, wouldn't it be cheaper to add it so you don't get the support calls?
> Mike
Supplying any configurable residential CPE would not necessarily be cheaper. The tracking and accounting for the hardware and qualifying said hardware, not to mention truck rolls for hardware updates, could well be more costly than fielding support calls (which would likely not decrease anyway).

An intangible benefit of ‘free residential service’ is creation of good will far exceeding that received by many other ISPs.  
James R. Cutler
James.cutler at consultant.com
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