I recently upgraded to the Xfinity gigabit plan. Because of all the data we use at home, I added the unlimited data option for an additional $25/month. The gateway they initially sent was the older DOCSIS 3.0 model, and I got my usual “D” for bufferbloat on this test. I had them go ahead and send me the new gateway ($15 shipping), which is a Technicolor DOCSIS 3.1 model with a Broadcom chipset. Now I get an “A+” on the aforementioned test. In order to get an “A” in the past, I had to tweak pfSense settings.
The reason I didn’t buy an Arris SB8200? That’s $169.99, and, get this, Comcast charges $30/month for unlimited if you choose to use your own modem. Hopefully this one in bridge mode will work fine.