|reply to Mr Matt |
Re: What about the server and website connection speed.
said by Mr Matt: FCC could set up several servers of their own which they ask the participants to hit each a few times per day. FCC would know the load on their own servers, the connection speed they have to the net, and locate them in different regions of the country.
What no one appears to consider is the upload speed from the website one is attempting to access. I was attempting to get information on a motherboard and was only able to get a 56Kbps download speed. Just to demonstrate to a coworker how crappy the connection was, I used a computer that was connected to a Gig-E port on an edge router at the ISP where I worked. Turns out I was connected to a website in Taiwan. Yes I want to receive the speed that I pay for but slow download speeds might be affected by other internet issues.
I'm sure that they are going to get a good cross-section of users - from the large telco/cableco customers to municipal fiber customers, to WISP and satellite customers.