Quite possibly, it seems they have increased the "headroom" from advertised speed+10% to advertised speed+15% on both HW300 and Vivid 200.
Gamer 200 was already 230.
Wouldn't surprise me at all if it's for testing, or to make sure results show faster than Infinity 4, or because of the 10% of customers achieve the advertised speed thing.
In any case, I'm fortunate and get 300mbit pretty much any time of day, as long as we're talking multithreaded downloads (which everything I care about is) so I'm not complaining about 15mbit extra speed
Out of interest, why should he not have 300 availible?
When I moved in to my house at the end of May 2016, this was an 8 channel area, with a Cisco UBR. It was congested, I was on Vivid 200 and got lots of discounts.
Around the same time Gamer 200 came out, I noticed I had 12 channels locked, and managed to get switched to HW300, thanks to someone in the VM store, as the callcentre told me I couldn't have it. I have been fine for speed since, and now have 16 channels, still a Cisco UBR so I assume cBR-8 now. Still 2 upload channels.
I don't have issues with mine, perhaps I'm very lucky, but certainly my cable segment has twice the bandwidth it had when I moved in.
Edited by nemeth782 (Thu 09-Feb-17 15:37:15)