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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Sun 26-Jan-14 23:42:57
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What proportion of UK broadband traffic is speed tests?

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Given the frequency one sees on TBB references to running speed tests of one sort or another, I'm curious if anyone actually knows the volume of speed testing that's done.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 27-Jan-14 00:27:34
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Re: What proportion of UK broadband traffic is speed tests?

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On ADSLx a few years ago, it was certainly sufficient to cause capacity problems for smaller ISPs. I think at one stage even O2 had to request that people stopped doing so many, as the volume was self-harming - using a huge chunk of the capacity and negatively affecting normal usage.

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