Why is 1000mbps internet only guaranteed at 900mbps and what’s the equipment needed to get the 1000mbps advertised?


Why is 1000mbps internet only guaranteed at 900mbps and what’s the equipment needed to get the 1000mbps advertised?

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It is pretty much the provider limiting the bandwidth. There may be some technical limitations but if the provider wanted to they could pretty easily provide 1Gbps guaranteed to the on premises router (for the right price).

Wire speed is different from data speed.

Basically, with all the encapsulation protocols and things that “carry” the data, there’s *at least* a 5 or 10 percent degradation … *Just because those ‘lower levels’ of transmission take up the other room+.

It’s similar to asking why postal mail weighs more than just the paper you are sending … Everything that tells it “how to get to the other side” encapsulates (contains) it, and makes up that “extra weight.”

Bandwidth is a finite resource. Advertised Internet speeds are like plane tickets, they are oversold. It’s the only way to keep costs down and advertise good speeds, it relies on everyone not using their connection to the max all the time.

That’s why busines/industrial dedicated Bandwidth is so expensive. You can pay hundreds per Mbps in that scenario. That’s because the ISP has to actually reserve that Bandwidth whether you are using it or not.

You will need —

– A modem that supports DOCSIS 3.1. 3.0 is the old standard that theoretically hits 1gbit – but it doesn’t in reality.
– A router with 10gbit ethernet.
– A computer with 10gbit ethernet.

Although WiFi standards and speeds are cleverly marketed, you generally will not see *wifi* speeds of 1gbit. You’ll need to be on a desktop computer with the above mentioned equipment to get 1gbps. Some ISPs are purely fiber optic, and it that case, you would not need the modem however.

The speed of your connection is determined by the weakest links in your chain to the remote site you are connecting to, and that can be in your local wifi, in the connection between your home and your Internet Service Provider, or further away on the remote legs of the internet all the way up until the site you are connecting to. As such for many people reaching the speed specified in their internet contract, which only specified for the speed locally between yourself and the Internet Service Provider, is something that happens now and then, or may even be a bit of a pipe dream if your line quality is poor.

Although you can work towards your maximum speed by removing weaker links such as ensuring your wifi is faster than your internet connection or using a CAT6 cable, or having the internet provider correct any issues there may be on the line, the most reliable way to get 1000mbps is to pay for a connection that is somewhat faster than 1000mbps while downloading from local sources that don’t have bandwidth congestion.