[Bloat] [Bulk] Re: anyone have info on the netflix speed test (fast.com)?

David Collier-Brown davec-b at rogers.com
Thu May 19 07:56:25 EDT 2016

For Toronto, they tested from a well-respected nearby ISP (Tek Savvy, 
originally from my home town, Chatham)


On 18/05/16 10:59 PM, jb wrote:
> I had a quick look, it just does some parallel XHR fetches over port
> 80 from their server, which at least ( for me ) was not located at my
> nearest amazon/netflix POP, but is located in the USA at a 200ms ping
> time, so the speed reading was slow to ramp up, and lower than it
> should be.
> They instrument it and collect info but only report the download speed
> to the user in megabits. I'm following a topic in neogaf in which
> various people are running it, and it either gives about the same
> result as speedtest.net or a lessor result (probably if the user is
> further from california).
> They may start adding local servers or may not. It doesn't measure or
> report latency or upload speed or anything else. Its main virtue is
> the short domain name, and that it starts immediately on page load,
> and finally because it is quite simple, it has wider browser
> compatibility.
> On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 5:51 AM, David Lang <david at lang.hm> wrote:
>> /. is talking about a new speed test to show your download speed. It doesn't
>> show upload speeds or ping time.
>> David Lang
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