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

  • From: rcheung
  • Date: Tue Apr 08 22:14:41 2008

Incidentally, Sprint's speedtest site is here: 

http://www.sprint.com/speedtest

The page is hosted off Speakeasy?, but the file is stored on Sprint servers, per their respective geographic region.

I'd be interested to see the speedtest results of your OC3.



Rick
---- Frank Bulk - iNAME <frnkblk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> 
> Vonage appears to be using Visualware's product: http://www.myspeed.com/
> 
> Frank
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-nanog@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-nanog@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff
> Shultz
> Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 4:49 PM
> To: NANOG list
> Subject: Re: Speedtest site accuracy [was: Bandwidth issues in the Sprint
> network]
> 
> 
> 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