Operators need to effectively plan and manage capacity when designing and building a broadband network. These networks need to be capable of handling services available today. They must have the flexibility to grow and meet future demands. The success rate of a cable operator’s system, from a service and an economic stand point can be directly effected by circuit capacity management. An excess of bandwidth can be economically inefficient when on the other hand, not enough bandwidth will cause delays resulting in possible lost revenue. We will discuss bandwidth monitoring parameters to assist the cable operator with a general understanding of Bandwidth issues for their systems. The basic parameters follow the 70/30 rule. The following is the equivalent of a brief white paper with some of the issues that impact the 70/30 rule.