Cloud Impact: Residential FiOS Benchmark for July 2013 (Mid-Day)

Of late the internet connection over which this blog's content is created has received a lot of use. The cloud is playing a larger role, both from Office365, streaming audio, Netflix, Google Drive, and some of the computers on the network are synchronized to Drive. The download requirements are still primary, especially during the occasional Netflix "purchase," but uploads are increasingly important as the cloud assumes increased importance as a backup "device."

It seemed like a good time to benchmark the reported network speeds -- sort of an integrity check on the attempted average speed provided by Verizon FiOS.

Verizon is promoting a 50/25 plan, but it appears that upload speeds would be even more adversely affected.  

Verizon offers a speed optimizer that changes TCP/IP settings, but the effects of this tweak was not tested.

The FIOS connection described here has been recently updated and will be reported on in a post later in Fall 2014.

Verizon FiOS Benchmark via Speedtest.net
Test results from TestMy.net:

Verizon FiOS Benchmark via TestMy.net

Test results from OOCLA (Verizon-hosted), using the Los Angeles server to our Greater Metro New York location.

Verizon-hosted OOLA Speed Test (Los Angeles to NY)

Lastly, here is the Speedof.Me benchmark result.

SpeedOf.Me Broadband Benchmark

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