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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Broadband Internet Performance: A View from the Gateway
Meeting: NANOG53
Date / Time: 2011-10-10 12:00am - 12:00am
Room: Millennium Hall
Presenters: Speakers:

Srikanth Sundaresan, Georgia Institute of Technology

Srikanth is a third year PhD student at the College of Computing, Georgia Tech, where he works with Professor Nick Feamster. He completed his MS in Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where his thesis was on energy aware sensor networks, and his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India. His current research interests include routing and management for future networks, and understanding access network performance for broadband users.
Abstract: We present the first study of network access link performance measured directly from home gateway devices. Policymakers, ISPs, and users are increasingly interested in studying the performance of Internet access links. Because of many confounding factors in a home network or on end hosts, however, thoroughly understanding access network performance requires deploying measurement infrastructure in users’ homes as gateway devices. In conjunction with the Federal Communication Commission’s study of broadband Internet access in the United States, we study the throughput and latency of network access links using longitudinal measurements. We study the performance users achieve and how various
factors ranging from the user’s choice of modem to the ISP’s traffic shaping policies can affect performance. Our study yields many important findings about the characteristics of existing access networks. Our findings also provide insights into the ways that access network performance should be measured and presented to users, which can help inform ongoing broader efforts to benchmark the performance of access networks.
Files: pdfBroadband Internet Performance: A View from the Gateway(PDF)
youtubeBroadband Internet Performance: A View from the Gateway
Sponsors: None.

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