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    servant74 got a reaction from CA3LE in Propigation Delay   
    Yep, this is the second cousin to speed in the performance arena.
     
    It would help in measuring differences in good service providers.
     
    Currently I would like to use it to compare satellite ISP's, but when I worked at a data center in Houston, there was one network provider that charged a premium for bandwidth due to it's low latency.  Where others had faster connections for bulk data, low latency is better for small transactions on databases, gaming, etc.
     
    All that said, if there was a way you could add a latency figure to your tests in addition to the bandwidth, that would be fantastic.  Or if I just missed it, please tell me where to RTFM .. that would be fine too!
     
    Love your service.  And thanks for keeping it available for us!
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    servant74 got a reaction from Pgoodwin1 in Propigation Delay   
    Yep, this is the second cousin to speed in the performance arena.
     
    It would help in measuring differences in good service providers.
     
    Currently I would like to use it to compare satellite ISP's, but when I worked at a data center in Houston, there was one network provider that charged a premium for bandwidth due to it's low latency.  Where others had faster connections for bulk data, low latency is better for small transactions on databases, gaming, etc.
     
    All that said, if there was a way you could add a latency figure to your tests in addition to the bandwidth, that would be fantastic.  Or if I just missed it, please tell me where to RTFM .. that would be fine too!
     
    Love your service.  And thanks for keeping it available for us!
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    servant74 got a reaction from Woodlane in TestMy .... Latency?   
    I would like to see added to testmy another field with averages also, for keeping latency information.

    IMHO this could help folks figure what system is best for gaming, using VPN over, etc.  Personally I am currently on WildBlue.net (cable install was quoted at $25,000US and DSL over $100,000US --- not in my budget!).  The download speed is pretty good, the upload is pretty bad and the latency is horrible.  The latency precludes us from using IPphone technology (no caller ID in this area even on land lines - BellSouth/now AT&T, at least how ours is implemented, is pretty bad - even modems cannot work at over 24kbps per the phone company people due to issues with the phone lines in this area).

    Where we live there is not much choice.  But recently sprintpcs has evdo available in the area and I am considering switching.  The typical speeds are reported as similar to WildBlue according the the testmy.net database, but I would like to know how the latency is!

    Thanks for listening.
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