Decent Intarweb speeds in San Francisco as long as you don't go to New Zealand

, posted: 27-Sep-2006 05:51

Despite a bunch of conference visitors hammering the Internet connection at the San Francisco IDF, it's holding up pretty well:


Ah yes... don't see those sorts of figures too often down in the antipodes. This is what it looks like from SFO to Auckland:

Speedtest SFO Auckland

Hmm. Some congestion in the rather narrow pipes there, perhaps?

Needless to say, this sort of poor international performance makes many NZ sites nigh unusable. Geekzone works fine, but a bunch of others - well-known ones - that I visit regularly clearly have just a trickle of overseas bandwidth available. It's almost as if there's a Kiwi Intranet...

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