I'm in Los Angeles. I have a 200 Mbps FIOS internet service. When I tested it using the test from speedtest.net, which connects to a Montery Park CA server as the nearest server, I see that my download speeds are 180, 190 Mpbs.. which is close to 200 so that's fine.
I also have a dedicated IP address in the UK. Connecting to that I get really lousy speeds. speedtest.net when connected to a London server shows speeds of 1, 3, 5 Mbps - that's a pretty dramatic slow down in my view and I want to improve on that.
Looking at the traceroute output shows why. When connected to my dedicated IP in the UK, my total Traceroute time is 1271 ms. Connected to the local Monterey Park server its only 300 ms !
Verizon, like any other ISP, has no control of Internet speed once it leaves their network.
It is possible that one of the providers along the way is having an issue and therefore slowing down the link.
BTW, you should probably blot out the first few IPs in each traceroute.
You are shoing the public IP address of your router.
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