Latency between GCI Anchorage and VZB in NY

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Wed May 26 15:38:57 UTC 2010

On Wed, 26 May 2010, Brad Beck wrote:

> I've been working diligently to improve performance of interactive 
> applications (Citrix, terminal) that are run by users in our office 
> located in Anchorage, and are served by a managed Internet connection 
> provided by GCI.  Our applications reside in the Buffalo, NY area.

I don't know anything about your specific case... but with an 100% optimum 
light-path you're looking at ~55 ms RTT between ANC-NYC (1ms RTT per 
100km of fiber):


Of course fiber very seldom goes direct path, so 124ms sounds plausable 
and could most likely be improved by a little bit by choosing another 
provider, but would that really substantially improve your interactivity 

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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