Broadband Report Card November 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.


4.39Mbps
Average
1.05Mbps Min
8pm, Tue 11th Nov
5.76Mbps Max
4am, Sat 8th Nov

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
0.18Mbps Min
7pm, Wed 12th Nov
0.46Mbps Max
10pm, Sat 15th Nov

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.


36.95ms
Average
34.88ms Min
5am, Sat 29th Nov
48.12ms Max
11pm, Sat 8th Nov

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.


0.72%
Average
0.00% Min
12am, Sat 1st Nov
28.69% Max
5pm, Tue 11th Nov

chart illustrating Packet loss
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