internet spped testt
We installed an ATT Unite hotspot here on East end STJ.
Went to OOKLA to speedtest.
Speedtest results seemed to reflect speed available at the server.
Luquillo PR was 9up 6down.
Lime BVI was 2.6 up 7 down
Comcast Miami was over 20 up and 5 down.
Can anybody explain these widely diff speeds?
to effectively answer that question depends on your depth of knowledge in PING time, hops, backbone and other sundry references.
I would suggest trying out two or three different speed test links (like www.speedtest.net) to compare results as some use different data and calculations. Also, you'll want to try it at different times of the day to get a good idea of overall performance, and over the course of several days would give you an even better picture.
Do a trace route and see how the Internet is routed.
More than likely when you do a speed test to the BVI the route goes to Miami then back to the BVI.
Many of or most of the fiber optic connections leaving the USVI go directly to Miami. If you are going elsewhere in the world it goes through Miami.
Here is a link to a map showing major cable routing;
in Windows, bring a command prompt (Windows key-R), type cmd.exe and at the prompt tracert www.google.com -- it will tell you how long it take to go from each hop. As Kahu mentioned, latency is perhaps a more important factor that raw speed (note that speedtest also provides that number). You will often find a correlation between poor "perceived performance" and a long delay to reach... your first hop (typically your internet provider's entry point).