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iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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reply to FFH5

Re: They should partner with someone on this for servers

I'm aware of this, however if you have a speed test it might as well be accurate.


FFH5
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said by iansltx:

I'm aware of this, however if you have a speed test it might as well be accurate.
They are as accurate as the underlying vendors(OOKLA& MLAB) tests that are providing the service to the FCC. More accurate tests(that handle dealing with powerboost) take too long and consume too many resources for the numbers of people who use those sites.

If you want a test that handles distortions caused by powerboost, use this one:
»www.measurementlab.net/measureme···iffprobe

iansltx

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Uhh, I actually mentioned that test in another post. That exact one, in fact.

For what it's worth, it wouldn't take a whole lot to get accurate results on speed tests money-wise; I'm guessing Cogent and/or Hurricane Electric would be okay with providing a few gigabits of bandwidth for a nominal fee (Cogent is pro-net neutrality btw), and a few midrange quad-core servers on gigabit pipes, limited to twenty simultaneous tests, would probably do well for this sort of thing...