[Bloat] [Cerowrt-devel] DOCSIS 3+ recommendation?

David P. Reed dpreed at reed.com
Fri Mar 20 10:08:27 EDT 2015

SamKnows is carefully constructed politically to claim that everyone has great service and no problems are detected. They were constructed by opponents of government supervision - the corporate FCC lobby.

Don't believe they have any incentive to measure customer relevant measures

M-Lab is better by far. But control by Google automatically discredits it's data. As well as the claims by operators that measurements by independent parties violate their trade secrets. Winning that battle requires a group that can measure while supporting a very expensive defense against lawsuits by operators making such claim of trade secrecy.

Criticizing M-LAB is just fodder fir the operators' lobby in DC.

On Mar 20, 2015, "Livingood, Jason" <Jason_Livingood at cable.comcast.com> wrote:
>>*I realize not everyone likes the Ookla tool, but it is popular and
>>as "sexy" as you are going to get with a network performance tool.
>Ookla has recently been acquired by Ziff-Davis
>I am not sure have that may influence their potential involvement. I
>suggested they add this test previously. I also suggested it be added
>the FCC¹s SamKnows / Measuring Broadband American platform and that the
>FCC potentially does a one-off special report on the results.
>- Jason

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