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FCC Relying On Faulty ISP Performance Data

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    Last Updated: March 29, 2010


    alphadogg writes “The FCC recently used speed test results from comScore as an absolute indicator of specific ISPs’ performance. Consulting firm NetForecast analyzed comScore’s testing methodology and data to assess whether it accurately reflects broadband ISP performance, and to assess the appropriateness of using the data to reach general conclusions about the actual performance ISPs deliver to their subscribers. NetForecast uncovered problems on both counts. They found that the effective service speeds comScore reports are low by a large margin (PDF) because its data calculations under-report performance and place many subscribers in a higher performance tier than they purchased.”

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