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Let's say there are two cable modems whose downstream channels can each do 40Mbit/sec, but one modem has eight channels and the other has four.

Assuming an ISP limits downspeeds to 50Mbit/sec, does the eight channel modem have any advantage from having twice as many channels?

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I don't have time to write a full answer right now, but Wikipedia has an article on the subject: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_bonding –  nhinkle Jul 14 '13 at 9:20
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