Post by David Kaye Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
No. The XfinityWifi has its own channels on the cable.
There is no impact on the subscribers bandwidth.
The pipe is only so wide, so the overall speed is still going to depend on
how many users are connected after the local Comcast point of presence.
The Xfinity Cable is divided into several channels. Channels are bonded
together in your modem to give you various speeds on the connection.
Some of the channels are not available for you to use, depending on your
equipment, and the subscription you have with Comcast.
There are channels dedicated to XfinityWifi that will never be part of your
allocated channels, hence not part of your allocated bandwidth.
Post by David Kaye
Remember seeing the TV ads where the neighbors are going out into the
streets complaining about a neighbor hogging all the bandwidth? It was an
ad for AT&T...
That was an ad referring to oversubscribed head ends. The cable companies
used to be very slow adding more service to a trunk when slowdowns
occurred. They are much more responsive and even proactive, now. The days
of cable slowing down in the evenings are long behind us.
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