Next week I'm moving into a downtown San Francisco apartment building that's wired for RCN. I have ordered the new Mach 7 service, which claims up to 7000Kbps downloads and 800Kbps uploads.
I'll believe it when I see it, but it occurs to me that should such speeds prove real, choosing a particular make and model cable modem to buy (as I'm considering in order to save the $5 rental fee) may be important in a way that isn't so for the more common 1500Kbps or3000Kbps speeds that I had through Comcast in the Peninsula.
RCN provides a list of compatible modems (), and oddly recommends () the discontinued Toshiba PXC2200 and 2500. Should I go to the extra trouble of tracking one of these down, or can I just buy a Motorola SB5100 or some other model on the approved list and expect to see the maximum possible performance?