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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:

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.

---- Frank Bulk - iNAME <frnkblk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> Vonage appears to be using Visualware's product:
> 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 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