WiFi Everywhere


Thursday, 19 July 2012

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I recently spent a few weeks in North America attending conferences and technology workshops.

Throughout this time I recorded, periodically, the performance I was receiving on various free or venue-provided WiFi networks.

These measurements were made by monitoring a sustained FTP download from a server located in a Texas Data Centre, 150Mbps in size, and excluding any pauses due to drop outs (which were reasonably frequent).  I have excluded latency from these figures as it varied quite dramatically, possibly due to transient periodical usage on WiFi networks by ‘normal’ users.

City/Location Provider Speed
LAX T-Mobile 4.1
Delta LAX-JFK Delta Airlines 1.1
Manhattan, NY Unknown 4.2
Acela Train – NY-DC T-Mobile 2.3
Whitehouse District, DC Verizon 5.1
Toronto Downtown Rogers Wireless 7.6
Microsoft MSFT Wifi Microsoft 8.1
Delta YYZ-MSP-SFO Delta Airlines 1.4
Fishermans Wharf, SF Verizon 3.7
Palo Alto, CA T-Mobile 1.5
Delta SFO-LAX Delta Airlines 1.1

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I recently spent a few weeks in North America attending conferences and technology workshops.Throughout this time I recorded, periodically, the performance I was receiving on various free or venue-provided WiFi networks. These measurements were made by monitoring a sustained FTP download from a server located in a Texas Data Centre, 150Mbps in size, and excluding any pauses due to drop outs (which were reasonably frequent). I have excluded latency from these figures as it varied quite dramatically, possibly due to transient periodical usage on WiFi networks by ‘normal’ users.City/LocationProviderSpeedLAXT-Mobile4.1Delta LAX-JFKDelta Airlines1.1Manhattan, NYUnknown4.2Acela Train –  NY-DCT-Mobile2.3Whitehouse  District, DCVerizon5.1Toronto  DowntownRogers Wireless7.6Microsoft MSFT  WifiMicrosoft8.1Delta  YYZ-MSP-SFODelta Airlines1.4Fishermans  Wharf, SFVerizon3.7Palo Alto, CAT-Mobile1.5Delta SFO-LAXDelta Airlines1.1
 
 

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