On our system, we generally provision an extra 0.1 Mbps so customers can see a clean match for their subscribed speeds. For example, our 10x3 plan is actually rated at 10.1 Mbps down and 3.1 Mbps up. Then, a directly connected speed test will show 10x3 instead of slightly less than 10x3.
I was just notified by the FCC that they require the advertised speeds in their FCC 477 reports, not the actual speeds. The recognize and accept the practice of providing higher speeds than advertised, but the reports need to have actual speeds.
It would be important for services to have provisioned speeds and advertised speeds as two separate fields. One for the shaper, and one for reporting. I now need to manually modify and re-submit my reports as per their request.