With the big snowstorm moving up the east coast, the schools are closed, and most people are working from home. So I wondered how much of an effect there would be on the network speeds.
I ran shaperprobe, and here are my results:
DiffProbe release. January 2012.
Shaper Detection Module.
Connected to server 220.127.116.11.
Upstream: 3006 Kbps.
Downstream: 21398 Kbps.
The measurement will last for about 2.5 minutes. Please wait.
Checking for traffic shapers:
Upstream: Burst size: 3418-3442 KB; Shaping rate: 2314 Kbps.
Downstream: Burst size: 9946-10137 KB; Shaping rate: 15866 Kbps.
For more information, visit: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffpr ··· iffprobe
Those are the numbers that I always see (give or take the usual daily variation).
So it appears that the network speeds are not affected by everyone staying home and playing with their internet-enabled toys.