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I am running a critical business over the Internet and it’s imperative that I never lose my connection. Is it wise to do this?

No. Cable modem (and competing FiOS-type) services are not designed for the level of fault tolerance needed for directing surgical procedures, managing nuclear power plants, or operating weapons systems. We put a lot of effort and money into making our connections as reliable as possible, but a car could swerve, hit a utility pole and take out your connection in a heartbeat. Furthermore, other than voice traffic, we do not prioritize packets on our system. Because of this, your movements of a remote scalpel have the same priority on our system as someone downloading Aunt Mabel’s recipe for fried chicken.