Ethernet Link Aggregation (LAC) combines multiple wired connections (i.e. using two LAN Gigabit Ethernet ports) in parallel to increase throughput beyond what a single connection could sustain. An important reason for using link aggregation is to provide redundancy in case one of the individual Ethernet ports fails. This allows client devices (e.g. NAS, Managed network switch, or router) with Ethernet Link Aggregation support to achieve bandwidth up to 2 Gbps (WAN) for wired connections.
Link Aggregation is an important feature for our modem devices. There is less of a demand on Gateway models (Wi-Fi Cable Modems) as we have the most demand for the feature to support standalone Router based products, which a gateway product would be redundant. We will certainly take your feedback into consideration as we map out future enhancements for our software development.