Does Internet Speed Vary by Season?

Dragos Ruiu dr at
Mon Oct 12 04:37:50 UTC 2009

On 10-Oct-09, at 10:23 PM, Lorell Hathcock wrote:
> Could you point to the documentation?

Well, a friend at one particular large internet exchange says he can  
semi-accurately the ambient temperature/ weather in the local city  
from the MRTG stats. :-)
The stats he showed me backed him up - or at least clearly showed
strong correlation between weather and traffic levels.

The formal proof is left as an exercise for the reader. ;-P

This has nothing to do with corrosion and all about usage and  
Cold weather leads to more people snuggling up with their laptops.
In sunny warm weather everyone gets away from the kb and goes outside
to have a real life.


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