Why is the Fibe upload rate so low when LTE is so fast?

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I know that fibre internet is capable of very high speeds both ways.  So why is MTS artificially lowering the upload rates to such terrible levels? The speeds I get at home on LTE are great! 46Mbps down and 20Mbps up! versus the 26Mbps and >2Mbps up on Fibe. 

I am thinking I should start tethering to my cell phone now that I have the "total internet" plan. The speeds are so much better!
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Wireless data, even on Total Internet, is subject to the excessive usage policy. Currently, this policy will reduce wireless speeds after 15 GB of data has been used in a billing cycle (month).

In terms of why fiber (FiON) Internet has their upload speeds limited, MTS has decided to provide uniform service offerings on both fiber and DSL services in urban markets, likely to simplify their marketing. They would likely also indicate the current upload rates have been tested and found to exceed the usage of the majority of their customers meaning somewhere over 90%.

Customers wanting higher upload rates to support peer-to-peer networking, such as torrents, might be surprised to learn this is a potential violation of the "Fair Use Policy" which high speed internet is subject, specifically the section on "hosting" content.
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My primary reason for higher upload speeds is for video chat.  The quality on the other end is terrible due to slow upload.  

I am not sure the total internet has the 15GB cap now.  The fair use policy no longer mentions it. http://www.mtsallstream.com/legal/fair-use-policy/
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The fair use policy would still apply to mobile devices on the Total Internet service.  The home internet service connected on Total Internet plan would as always have no cap.
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I know the "Fair Use" policy is directly referenced for high speed Internet (home) service.

Wireless, including Total Internet, references the "Excessive Usage" policy.

Home based Internet under the Total Internet plans is uncapped, however the wireless side is still subject to the same reduction in speed after 15 GB of use in a billing cycle per the discussion on Total Internet on this forum. Also each wireless line on a Total Internet plan has an independent 15 GB allowance but if grandma is only using 1 GB and you have exceed your 15 GB on the same plan there is no sharing.
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Sorry, yes Cory you are correct.  I had a slip of the terminology tongue.