Broadband Report Card December 2014

 

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Downstream throughput


Downstream throughput (or download speed) is the most commonly associated metric with broadband performance. It dictates the rate at which your computer will be able to fetch content (e.g. web pages, pictures, music, video etc) from the Internet.


4.63Mbps
Average
2.21Mbps Min
11pm, Sun 14th Dec
5.27Mbps Max
3am, Fri 26th Dec

chart illustrating Downstream throughput

Upstream throughput


Upstream throughput (or upload speed) is the measurement of the rate at which your computer will be able to send or upload content (e.g. pictures, music, videos etc) to the Internet.


0.37Mbps
Average
0.27Mbps Min
7pm, Mon 29th Dec
0.47Mbps Max
11pm, Mon 8th Dec

chart illustrating Upstream throughput

Latency


Latency is the measurement of how long it takes one packet to be sent to one of our test servers, and then returned back to you. This can effectively be thought of as the responsiveness of the connection between your home and our servers out on the Internet.


36.46ms
Average
34.52ms Min
3am, Fri 12th Dec
51.24ms Max
10pm, Sun 28th Dec

chart illustrating Latency

Packet loss


Packet loss is relatively rare in modern networks. That said, some broadband providers have been known to suffer high packet loss at peak times. If this is the case for your ISP then you may find that time sensitive applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and online gaming will suffer.


0.17%
Average
0.00% Min
1am, Mon 1st Dec
10.08% Max
2am, Mon 15th Dec

chart illustrating Packet loss
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