Good Morning Smith6612 and thanks for your imput once again but which prompts another Q. I have always had a ping of about 55MS to my first hop and a DL Speed of 2.88 during the 4 1/2 years that I have had Vz / Frontier DSL. Does the fact that I am located 2.2 miles down "copper" from a Remote Terminal and another 4 miles along a FIOS cable to the DSLAM in our local town play into that ping stat? Thanks in advance.
The latency shouldn't be that for such a route. I'm going over 2 miles of copper to an RT that is Fiber Fed. From there, the Optical cable is running anywhere between 4-8 miles in length to the central office, and this is the kind of latency I get. I'm on FastPath with a 1Mbps connection. The latency is bumped up an extra millisecond or less since that connection is running through two routers on my end (Double NAT). I'm connected via Ethernet as this is my gaming PC.