December 30, 2015

Overview

This reference page for the Measuring Broadband America 2015 Report provides convenient access to the report's charts and chart data.

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Chart 1: Maximum advertised download speed among the most popular service tiers

Description

Provides a comparison of the maximum advertised download speed over the course of these measurement tests (2011 to 2014)

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This chart shows how the maximum advertised speed has progressed over the last 4 and a half years over the course of the Measuring Broadband America project

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Chart 2: Consumer migration to higher advertised download speeds

Description

This chart shows the percentage of panelists who moved to a higher tier in 2014 compared to the tier they were in in 2013.

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This chart gives an overview of which tiers progressed the most in 2014. Additionally, it also shows which technologies progressed in speed over the 2013 to 2014 period.

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Chart 3: Actual download speeds by ISP, 2011 to 2014

Description

Presents average download speed for each carrier shown as function of time over the 2011 to 2014 period during which the Measuring Broadband Program has performed its measurements.

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Presents an overview of the average speed of a consumer over the course of the last four and a half years (2011-2014). Also provides a good overview of the progress in the download speeds by technology.

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Chart 4:The ratio of actual speed to advertised speed

Description

This chart shows the ratio in September 2014 of the actual speeds experienced by an ISP's subscribers to that ISP's advertised speed. This ratio is shown as a percentage, with the 100% rate highlighted.

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This chart provides an overview of accurately a service provider is able to match its consumer's realized download speeds to the advertised speed.

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Chart 5:The percentage of consumers whose actual download speed was (a) greater than 95%, (b) between 80% and 95%, and (c) less than 80% of the advertised download speed

Description

Presents the percentage of consumers whose actual download speed was (a) greater than 95%, (b)between 80% and 95% and (c) less than 80% of the advertised download speed.

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Presents a simple view to understanding how well a carrier performed in meeting their advertised speeds.

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Chart 6:The ratio of 80/80 consistent download speed to advertised download speed

Description

Presents measure of consistent peak period download speeds side-by-side for each ISP as a percentage of advertised speed.

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Presents a view of consistency in the download performance during peak periods. Shows what the consistent download speed is for each carrier such that over 80% of users experienced this speed over 80% of the time.

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Chart 7:Latency by ISP (a) Terrestrial ISPs (b) Satellite ISPs

Description

Presents the average latency for each participating ISP

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This chart provides the average latency for each service provider, arranged by technologies.

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Chart 8:Packet loss by ISP

Description

Presents packet loss for each ISP, with the ISPs grouped under their specific technologies (i.e, DSL, Cable, Fiber and Satellite).

Why We Provide It

This chart provides a comparison of average packet loss suffered by different ISPs. Packet loss affects the performance of applications such as internet phone calls, video chat, some online multiplayer games and video streaming.

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Chart 9:Average webpage download time, by advertised download speed

Description

Presents average webpage download time as a function of the advertised download speed for different technologies.

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This chart provides an indication of how fast webpage downloads take for different ISP technologies as th download speed goes higher.

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Chart 10:Maximum advertised upload speed among the most popular service tiers

Description

Presents maximum advertised upload speed, by provider over the course of the Measuring Broadband America program (i.e. 2011-2014).

Why We Provide It

This chart gives an overview of how advertised upload speeds have increased over the course of teh Measuring Broadband America project (i.e., 2011-2014)

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Chart 11:Actual upload speeds by ISP, 2011 to 2014

Description

Presents the average sustained upload speed experienced by consumers for each carrier.

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Provides a view of how average upload speeds have increased over time for each ISP, with the ISPs grouped by technology.

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Chart 12.1:Actual download speeds by technology, 2011 to 2014

Description

Presents the average download speed as a function of technology over the course of the Measuring Broadband America project.

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This chart shows how each technology has progressed with respect to increasing the average download speeds of consumers

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Chart 12.2:Actual upload speeds by technology, 2011 to 2014

Description

Presents the average upload speed as a function of technology over the course of the Measuring Broadband America project.

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This chart shows how each technology has progressed with respect to increasing the average upload speeds of consumers

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Chart 13.1:The ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed, 2011 to 2014

Description

Presents the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed for each carrier.

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Presents a view of how accurately service providers perform as compared to their advertised rates. The providers are arranged by technology and the results cover the span of the Measuring Broadband America project (2011-2014)

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Chart 13.2:The ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed, 2011 to 2014

Description

Presents the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed for each carrier.

Why We Provide It

Presents a view of how accurately service providers perform as compared to their advertised rates. The providers are arranged by technology and the results cover the span of the Measuring Broadband America project (2011-2014)

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Chart 14:The percentage of consumers whose actual upload speed was (a) greater than 95%, (b) between 80% and 95%, and (c) less than 80% of the advertised upload speed

Description

Presents the percentage of consumers whose actual upload speed was (a) greater than 95%, (b)between 80% and 95% and (c) less than 80% of the advertised upload speed.

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Presents a simple view to understanding how well a carrier performed in meeting their advertised upload speeds.

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Chart 15.1:Complementary cumulative distribution of the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed

Description

This chart shows the complementary cumulative distribution of the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed for each ISP.

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These curves provide an indication of the percentage of subscribers who experience a download performance above at least a certain percentage of the advertised download speed.

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Chart 15.2:Complementary cumulative distribution of the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed (continued)

Description

This chart shows the complementary cumulative distribution of the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed for each ISP.

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These curves provide an indication of the percentage of subscribers who experience a download performance above at least a certain percentage of the advertised download speed.

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Chart 15.3:Complementary cumulative distribution of the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed, by technology

Description

This chart shows the complementary cumulative distribution of the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed as a function of technology.

Why We Provide It

These curves provide an indication of the percentage of subscribers who experience a download performance above at least a certain percentage of the advertised download speed.

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Chart 15.4:Complementary cumulative distribution of the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed

Description

This chart shows the complementary cumulative distribution of the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed for each ISP.

Why We Provide It

These curves provide an indication of the percentage of subscribers who experience an upload performance above at least a certain percentage of the advertised upload speed.

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Chart 15.5:Complementary cumulative distribution of the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed (continued)

Description

This chart shows the complementary cumulative distribution of the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed for each ISP.

Why We Provide It

These curves provide an indication of the percentage of subscribers who experience an upload performance above at least a certain percentage of the advertised upload speed.

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Chart 15.6:Complementary cumulative distribution of the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed, by technology

Description

This chart shows the complementary cumulative distribution of the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed as a function of technology.

Why We Provide It

These curves provide an indication of the percentage of subscribers who experience an upload performance above at least a certain percentage of the advertised upload speed.

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Chart 16.1:The ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed, peak versus off-peak

Description

Compares the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed for both peak and off-peak times

Why We Provide It

Shows the variation in the download performance of an ISP as a function of whether its measured at peak times (7 PM - 11 PM, Mon-Friday) or off-peak .

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Chart 16.2:The ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed, peak versus off-peak

Description

Compares the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed for both peak and off-peak times

Why We Provide It

Shows the variation in the upload performance of an ISP as a function of whether its measured at peak times (7 PM - 11 PM, Mon-Friday) or off-peak .

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Chart 17.1:The ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed, M-F 2 hour time blocks, terrestrial ISPs

Description

Average sustained download speed as a percentage of advertised speed over a 24 hour period, by Provider.

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Shows varying performance of broadband access over the course of a day by Provider.

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Chart 17.2:The ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed, M-F 2 hour time blocks, satellite ISPs

Description

Average sustained download speed as a percentage of advertised speed over a 24 hour period, by Provider.

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Shows varying performance of broadband access over the course of a day by Provider.

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Chart 18.1: The ratio of 80/80 consistent upload speed to advertised upload speed.

Description

This chart provides the ratio (for each ISP) of the actual upload speed that was experienced by at least 80% of panelists for at least 80% of the times.

Why We Provide It

The consistency of speed performance, in addition to the mean performance and the complementary cumulative distribution function, provides a better insight into how consistent the service provider's performance is both over the whole period of time and over the whole number of panelists.

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Chart 18.2: The ratio of 70/70 consistent download speed to advertised download speed.

Description

This chart provides the ratio (for each ISP) of the actual download speed that was experienced by at least 70% of panelists for at least 70% of the times.

Why We Provide It

The consistency of speed performance, in addition to the mean performance and the complementary cumulative distribution function, provides a better insight into how consistent the service provider's performance is both over the whole period of time and over the whole number of panelists.

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Chart 18.3: The ratio of 70/70 consistent upload speed to advertised upload speed.

Description

This chart provides the ratio (for each ISP) of the actual upload speed that was experienced by at least 70% of panelists for at least 70% of the times.

Why We Provide It

The consistency of speed performance, in addition to the mean performance and the complementary cumulative distribution function, provides a better insight into how consistent the service provider's performance is both over the whole period of time and over the whole number of panelists.

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Chart 19:Advertised download speed and actual download speed, by region and by technology

Description

Shows the variation in actual and advertised download speeds across the four US census regions

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This chart shows the geographical variation of download speeds both by carrier and technology across the United States

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Chart 20:Latency, by technology and by advertised download speed

Description

shows the average latency as a function of advertised download speed for different technologies (DSL, cable, fiber and satellite)

Why We Provide It

This chart shows if any variation in latency exists within a technology as a function of advertised download speed

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Chart 21.1:The ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed, by ISP (1-5 Mbps)

Description

This chart shows the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed for a set of carrier tiers

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Shows the variation of actual to advertised download speeds for different carrier tiers

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Chart 21.2:The ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed, by ISP (6-10 Mbps)

Description

This chart shows the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed for a set of carrier tiers

Why We Provide It

Shows the variation of actual to advertised download speeds for different carrier tiers

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Chart 21.3:The ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed, by ISP (12-15 Mbps)

Description

This chart shows the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed for a set of carrier tiers

Why We Provide It

Shows the variation of actual to advertised download speeds for different carrier tiers

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Chart 21.4:The ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed, by ISP (18-25 Mbps)

Description

This chart shows the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed for a set of carrier tiers

Why We Provide It

Shows the variation of actual to advertised download speeds for different carrier tiers

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Chart 21.5:The ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed, by ISP (30-50 Mbps)

Description

This chart shows the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed for a set of carrier tiers

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Shows the variation of actual to advertised download speeds for different carrier tiers

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Chart 21.6:The ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed, by ISP (60-105 Mbps)

Description

This chart shows the ratio of actual download speed to advertised download speed for a set of carrier tiers

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Shows the variation of actual to advertised download speeds for different carrier tiers

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Chart 22.1:The ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed, by ISP (0.256-0.64 Mbps)

Description

This chart shows the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed for a set of carrier tiers

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Shows the variation of actual to advertised upload speeds for different carrier tiers

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Chart 22.2:The ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed, by ISP (0.768-1.5 Mbps)

Description

This chart shows the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed for a set of carrier tiers

Why We Provide It

Shows the variation of actual to advertised upload speeds for different carrier tiers

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Chart 22.3:The ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed, by ISP (2-5 Mbps)

Description

This chart shows the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed for a set of carrier tiers

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Shows the variation of actual to advertised upload speeds for different carrier tiers

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Chart 22.4:The ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed, by ISP (10-25 Mbps)

Description

This chart shows the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed for a set of carrier tiers

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Shows the variation of actual to advertised upload speeds for different carrier tiers

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Chart 22.5:The ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed, by ISP (35-75 Mbps)

Description

This chart shows the ratio of actual upload speed to advertised upload speed for a set of carrier tiers

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Shows the variation of actual to advertised upload speeds for different carrier tiers

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Chart 23.1:The percentage of consumers whose actual download speed was (a) greater than 95%, (b) between 80% and 95%, and (c) less than 80% of the advertised download speed, by speed tier

Description

Consumer download speed binned into 3 performance categories

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Provides binning of consumer download speeds into 3 performance categories to determine how well a carrier was able to meet its advertised speed

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Chart 23.2:The percentage of consumers whose actual download speed was (a) greater than 95%, (b) between 80% and 95%, and (c) less than 80% of the advertised download speed (continued)

Description

Consumer download speed binned into 3 performance categories

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Provides binning of consumer download speeds into 3 performance categories to determine how well a carrier was able to meet its advertised speed

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Chart 23.3:The percentage of consumers whose actual download speed was (a) greater than 95%, (b) between 80% and 95%, and (c) less than 80% of the advertised download speed (continued)

Description

Consumer download speed binned into 3 performance categories

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Provides binning of consumer download speeds into 3 performance categories to determine how well a carrier was able to meet its advertised speed

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Chart 24.1:The percentage of consumers whose actual upload speed was (a) greater than 95%, (b) between 80% and 95%, and (c) less than 80% of the advertised upoad speed, by speed tier

Description

Consumer upload speed binned into 3 performance categories

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Provides binning of consumer upload speeds into 3 performance categories to determine how well a carrier was able to meet its advertised speed

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Chart 24.2:The percentage of consumers whose actual upload speed was (a) greater than 95%, (b) between 80% and 95%, and (c) less than 80% of the advertised upload speed (continued)

Description

Consumer upload speed binned into 3 performance categories

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Provides binning of consumer upload speeds into 3 performance categories to determine how well a carrier was able to meet its advertised speed

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Chart 24.3:The percentage of consumers whose actual upload speed was (a) greater than 95%, (b) between 80% and 95%, and (c) less than 80% of the advertised upload speed (continued)

Description

Consumer upload speed binned into 3 performance categories

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Provides binning of consumer upload speeds into 3 performance categories to determine how well a carrier was able to meet its advertised speed

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Chart 25:Peak Period Burst Download Speeds as a Percentage Increase over Actual Download Speeds, by ISP (where tiers showed a greater than 10% Increase)

Description

This chart shows the peak period burst download speed increase as a percentage increase over sustained download speeds by ISP. Note only those showing more than 10% speed increases are shown

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This chart allows us to monitor which carriers are employing burst speed techniques

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Chart 26.1:Average webpage download time, by ISP (1-3 Mbps)

Description

Presents average webpage download time as a function of the advertised download speed for different ISPs.

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This chart provides an indication of how fast webpage downloads take place in different ISP networks

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Chart 26.2:Average webpage download time, by ISP (5-10 Mbps)

Description

Presents average webpage download time as a function of the advertised download speed for different ISPs.

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This chart provides an indication of how fast webpage downloads take place in different ISP networks

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Chart 26.3:Average webpage download time, by ISP (12-15 Mbps)

Description

Presents average webpage download time as a function of the advertised download speed for different ISPs.

Why We Provide It

This chart provides an indication of how fast webpage downloads take place in different ISP networks

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Chart 26.4:Average webpage download time, by ISP (18-25 Mbps)

Description

Presents average webpage download time as a function of the advertised download speed for different ISPs.

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This chart provides an indication of how fast webpage downloads take place in different ISP networks

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Chart 26.5:Average webpage download time, by ISP (30-50 Mbps)

Description

Presents average webpage download time as a function of the advertised download speed for different ISPs.

Why We Provide It

This chart provides an indication of how fast webpage downloads take place in different ISP networks

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Chart 26.6:Average webpage download time, by ISP (60-105 Mbps)

Description

Presents average webpage download time as a function of the advertised download speed for different ISPs.

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This chart provides an indication of how fast webpage downloads take place in different ISP networks

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