[SATLUG] FCC Broadband Test

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 12:11:42 CST 2010


Don Wright wrote:
> There may be some quibble with the methods, but the FCC is at least
> trying to honor their part of the "Broadband Technology Opportunities
> Program" included in recent law. Because the various ISPs are reluctant
> to publish real data, the FCC is asking subscribers to test/report their
> broadband speeds so the FCC can compile their own maps. If broadband is
> not available, there is a form to report that as well.
> 
> Requires Flash and Java; works from Debian & Iceweasel.
> 
> Thanks to the UF forum for the news.  --Don
> 
> 
> Story about the test.
> http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/03/fcc-broadband-test/
> 
> Actual FCC site:
> http://www.broadband.gov/

My results:

Download 23718 kbps
Upload    1910 kbps
Latency     22 ms
Jitter       2 ms

Not too bad for Time Warner, but it's in the middle of the day.  Not a 
peak usage time for a home system.

   -- Bruce


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