Latency between GCI Anchorage and VZB in NY

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Wed May 26 16:20:10 UTC 2010

On 26 May 2010 16:38, Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at> wrote:

> 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 problem?
> --
> Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at
> Brad

I'd be looking at WAN optimisers like Riverbed, Juniper, Silverpeak etc.

Even if you move providers and it works better today there's no saying they
won't move their paths about and you'll be back on the same boat tomorrow.

Martin Hepworth
Oxford, UK

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