Speedtest site accuracy [was: Bandwidth issues in the Sprint network]

Frank Bulk - iNAME frnkblk at iname.com
Wed Apr 9 01:40:14 UTC 2008

Vonage appears to be using Visualware's product: http://www.myspeed.com/


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From: owner-nanog at merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog at merit.edu] On Behalf Of Jeff
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 4:49 PM
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Subject: Re: Speedtest site accuracy [was: Bandwidth issues in the Sprint

Daniel Senie wrote:

> If you go to Speakeasy.net and run their test, the vendor of theirs has
> a logo showing (and clickable). This outfit produces nice-looking speed
> test software.
> That said, it just reported my Comcast Business account as getting
> 25Mbps down, and 1.4Mbps up, which is pretty unlikely. Clearing the
> browser cache alters the displayed speed considerably, so this is a good
> indication of the usefulness (or lack thereof) of some of this software.

Speakeasy must be good - you're the second person in 5 minutes to
recommend them.

What I'm looking for is software that we can install locally on our
backbone so we can offer our customers an accurate and up-to-date
performance measure of their own DSL circuit - which is anywhere from
256/256kb to 1024/6.144Mbs at the moment.

We're going fiber-to-the-house over the next 5 years so I expect those
numbers will continue to rise to the point that problems outside of our
network will definitely be more of a bottleneck than problems inside our
network - so I'm looking for a solution that will help us illustrate
that point to our customers.

Jeff Shultz

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