My business is moving to a new location and this calls for new internet service. I am comparing quotes for both fiber optic and coax services from local internet service providers. While researching, I am finding conflicting opinions in regards to speed comparisons. A sales rep has told me that 10mbps DL over fibre is equivalent to 100 mbps DL over cable. That sounds odd to me though. Isn't bandwidth bandwidth regardless of delivery media. I am fine with the QOS on cable and don't doubt fiber wins in that regard. I simply want to compare the speed. Other than mbps, should I be considering other factors? Thank you, stackexchange community!
The sales guy might have meant the latency advantage. Although the capacity (diameter of a tap/pipe for example) is the same, fiber may be able to carry traffic quicker and therefore perform better (water speed in the pipe).