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Any speed impact from Cov-19 on internet spped?

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PaulSC
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Any speed impact from Cov-19 on internet spped?

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I got the FIOS 1Gig just a few weeks back and just started to test the speed and latency and see it's all over.

I am running dedicated CAT6 line from the router to my computer.

There may be other wireless devices ON at the same time but not doing any 4k streaming ....

 

I have run multiple tests at different times using different servers and different packet sizes. I also setup auto-repeat test using testmy.net 

There are periods of day when I get only ~300 Mbps.

At best, and this is mostly late at night,  I can hit 800Mbps - so I am not going to complain about that....even if it's still slower than advertised but the fact that mostly during 9AM to 4PM EST I drop well below 500Mbps ...it bugs me 

 

Also, latency is an issue sometimes.... 

Just a wild guess.... being in NJ and highly congested area ....is this due to all the pople logging in to work from home? SHould I really seeing such impact?

If you believe this is something else - I will open a ticket, but for now I am willing to wait patiently as I understand we are dealing with  unique situation globally.

 

Thank you !

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I'm sure the added internet usage from everyone being home doesn't help. Also remember, not all speed test servers are equipped to test a gigabit connection. I would also suspect websites are not prioritizing speed test traffic during a pandemic. What issues are you having with latency?

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I have awful speeds right now. 

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Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:28:28 pm

amazon.com | 13.90 ms | 24% deviation (3.30 ms) |

Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:28:25 pm

cloudflare.com | 36.75 ms | 32% deviation (11.80 ms) |

Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:28:21 pm

google.com | 26.30 ms | 7% deviation (1.80 ms) |

Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:28:17 pm

Sydney, AU | 240.90 ms | 1% deviation (1.40 ms) |

Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:28:07 pm

Bangalore, IN | 229.20 ms | 1% deviation (2.30 ms) |

Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:27:58 pm

Singapore, SG | 275.20 ms | 0% deviation (1.30 ms) |

Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:27:47 pm

Tokyo, JP | 167.35 ms | 1% deviation (1.80 ms) |

Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:27:40 pm

Frankfurt, DE | 99.15 ms | 1% deviation (1.40 ms) |

Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:27:34 pm

London, GB | 82.50 ms | 2% deviation (2.00 ms) |

Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:27:29 pm

Toronto, CA | 29.39 ms | 2% deviation (0.70 ms) |

Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:27:25 pm

Los Angeles, CA | 69.89 ms | 2% deviation (1.30 ms) |

Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:27:20 pm

San Francisco, CA | 74.63 ms | 2% deviation (1.70 ms) |

Thu Mar 19 2020 @ 7:27:15 pm

New York, NY | 11.85 ms | 15% deviation (1.80 ms) 

 

Maybe not surprised about the servers in Asia having large numbers but surprised that relatively local (East USA) servers have large deviation. 

 

 
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the reason for my surprise around the speeds is the huge inconsistency.

I could accept 20% drop but we are talking more than HALF the speed for hours.

I didn't expect 1Gig but was hoping for solid 750 and up - consistently, at any time with any test server with any packet sizes.

.... the huge variability in my speed - sometimes as low as 300Mbs - is something concerning..... 

 

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I just got my fios today and same issues. getting 130s down and 164 up. My optimum was faster than this. I live in NJ as well. 

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Hi PaulSC,

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Hi njneh,

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