Mar 1, 2010

Lots of data - Verizon DSL speed goes down predictably

The data could always be better and more thorough, but I feel that I did a lot of work for free for Verizon here. But the data that I have does do one thing - it does show a pattern where my speed drops.

Tool used - iPod Touch running Speedtest.net app to test download and upload speeds.

The following table has all the data (this does not include the data in my previous post). The data in this table is color coded for when I think the speeds are acceptable (blue) and when they are terrible (red). You can see the daily pattern of the speeds dropping off in the early evening through night, and then speeding up again around midnight. I don't change anything on my side - don't reboot the router/modem or any connected computer.

Table -

Date/Time

Download

Upload

Latency

ServerName

1

3/1/2010 20:54

1060

382

553

Reston, VA

2

3/1/2010 20:23

1085

510

615

Reston, VA

3

3/1/2010 18:28

1812

661

249

Reston, VA

4

3/1/2010 18:28

1992

672

306

Reston, VA

5

3/1/2010 8:08

2532

667

86

Reston, VA

6

3/1/2010 0:24

2750

679

86

Reston, VA

7

2/28/2010 23:38

2606

655

123

Reston, VA

8

2/28/2010 21:44

1053

614

635

Reston, VA

9

2/28/2010 21:22

1166

645

393

Reston, VA

10

2/28/2010 21:21

983

637

616

Reston, VA

11

2/28/2010 18:54

1109

664

86

Reston, VA

12

2/28/2010 18:23

1890

659

134

Reston, VA

13

2/28/2010 14:55

2112

674

148

Reston, VA

14

2/28/2010 13:12

1703

655

91

Reston, VA

15

2/28/2010 10:53

2131

659

148

Reston, VA

16

2/28/2010 10:21

2229

470

301

Reston, VA

17

2/28/2010 10:20

2089

525

194

Reston, VA

18

2/28/2010 9:37

2267

624

92

Reston, VA

19

2/28/2010 1:30

2597

644

83

Reston, VA

20

2/28/2010 0:11

2677

659

305

Reston, VA

21

2/27/2010 18:39

2163

653

152

Reston, VA

22

2/27/2010 17:50

1923

621

88

Reston, VA

23

2/27/2010 17:14

2030

619

105

Reston, VA

24

2/27/2010 16:21

1478

658

982

Reston, VA

25

2/27/2010 15:27

1975

659

239

Reston, VA

26

2/27/2010 14:46

1524

645

91

Reston, VA

27

2/27/2010 14:08

1529

673

89

Reston, VA

28

2/27/2010 12:55

1669

649

307

Reston, VA


Verizon, come on, someone over there tell me why this speed drops every evening!?! It is supposed to be 3000kbps, btw.