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  1. In, addition to everything xs1 said, some of the speed problems can come from your equipment, your distance from the cell towers, interference between your dish and the towers, varying levels of noise vs good signal, etc. Does your router hold a sim card or is it one of those package dish deals? If you absolutely cannot operate without the company provided dish, then you may be locked in to what you have. If the important part is the router (e.g. it holds a sim card, or software that gives you service, etc.) then you might look into a directional antenna. There are many out there with the right type of cabling to plug into a router. Most of the newer routers provided by company's for people who need broadband have the right connectors too. I've seen people who live waaaayyyyy out in the country go from 10 down and 1 up to 100 down and 40 up (although they didn't do their testing on testmy.net like a bunch of chumps) with the right equipment and setup and were able to have multiple streaming devices. One person I know was even able to host a small torrent server his speeds were so good. tl;d 4g can be really good but it takes the right set up
  2. That would be lovely. Is it difficult to get the word out about testmy.net? My hunch is that 99% of internet users don't perceive and won't understand the problem testmy.net addresses in addition to many who just assume testmy.net is wrong. But then again people often surprise me and one won't get anywhere assuming 99% of people wont like a product. Or maybe some of it may be SEO related? On google, testmy.net comes up in the middle of the second page. On duckduckgo, its the first result revealed after one clicks "see more results". I myself found testmy randomly through an LTE equipment forum post. I'm super grateful I did, and look forward to what new things come out. To the casual internet user one test tool may seem as good as any other, I would think. But there I go getting myself in trouble thinking again...
  3. Right on. It sounds like you have evidence already, but not definite proof. I'm not aware of a tool that will do ISP side testing, but what I don't know could fill the grand canyon. I suppose if you got speed test results from a number of their clients and they all resembled the tests you've already done then you'd have solid evidence. Good luck!
  4. Have you asked them directly? I have had good success calling companies and asking them directly. I live in the US. I'm not sure what type of consumer protection laws exist in Surinam-Guyana (or how well they're enforced). While, I've never had a company tell me my specific bandwidth was being throttled or deprioritized, they have told me what customer classes experience this at what point of service.
  5. Hi I only recently found testmy.net, and I'm actually blown away that this site isn't a subscription service or running ads. Can everybody stop for a minute and appreciate this? My account is only a couple hours old so I've only really just begun to use the app, but it is very clear to me the amazing value you are providing. I'm a software/web developer by trade and have enough familiarity (far from an expert but not a babe in the woods) with whats going on under the hood here to be impressed and grateful for a diagnostic tool of this scope. I have some questions though. I hope you don't mind. 1) I was reading through the FAQs about speed test inflation from other services to benefit the ISP providers. I noticed the posts are dated 2012 so I'm curious about the current state of these matters. For instance, flash is dead. Surely, people can't still be using flash for speed tests can they? This is a big broad question, but what is the current landscape for speed tests and do you still see the type of collusion between tests and ISPs describe in the FAQ? 2) In tandem with the above: Since the time of those posts, have any other speed test tools come around that are reliable, in-depth, and don't inflate stats? 3) How is this site funded? With so many servers offered, an active user base eating up bandwidth with tests, server space for the database and software code, and the investment in maintaining this app costs are bound to stack up. 4) This question is a bit tangential to the above and outside of the expertise displayed by the tools here, but I'm going to throw it out there anyway. Is it theoretically possible to create a testing tool for LTE equipment (4g/5g reliant devices) that diagnoses a device's connection to cell towers in an analogous manner to testmy.net's diagnosis of internet connectivity issues? I have been working with SIM card accepting routers, CAT 12 modems, Goldenob firmware, and parabolic antennas to connect to cell towers recently and I would kill the pope's brother for a comparable tool. Diagnosing connectivity between the hardware and the cell towers can be a face-shreddingly grueling process, sometimes lasting months. Even in the best cases its decently involved. Judging by the forums, people aren't always happy you're telling them their connection is slower than they thought. So, thanks again for doing this sometimes thankless work.
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