1. dpham00's Avatar
    RootMetrics did an airport survey. Results are typical but I wanted to point out that Verizon got a whopping 101.2mbps MEDIAN download speed at Chicago midway.
    The RootMetrics 2nd Half 2014 US Airports Network Performance Review | RootMetricsVerizon has 101.2mbps MEDIAN download speed at Chicago airport-uploadfromtaptalk1427201276418.jpgVerizon has 101.2mbps MEDIAN download speed at Chicago airport-uploadfromtaptalk1427201299342.jpg


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    03-24-2015 07:49 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Pretty nuts for people stuck in a layover.
    03-24-2015 09:33 AM
  3. HawaiiD's Avatar
    I hope people who layover in chi-town have unlimited data plans. Those speeds will eat data up in a heartbeat \000/

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    03-26-2015 11:50 PM
  4. TENYKS's Avatar
    perfect for folks who still have unlimited.... guess that's where I'm flying into next time I need to go to Chicago.
    03-27-2015 04:45 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    It's like surveys - there are a lot of ways for Verizon to make that come out the way it did and you still get 500kbps downloads when you're sitting there.

    Gigabit Ethernet from the Verizon tower to the speed test server is one way. If you're downloading from the testing server you'll get blazing speeds, but if you're downloading from halfway around the world, the download still won't finish by the time your plane boards.

    And is that burst speed or thruput speed? I get all my downloads at home at 20mbps burst speed, even if it takes an hour to download a 1MB file. "Median" basically means "we did a few downloads and averaged them". It tells us nothing about what they actually did. I'm not overwhelmed. I'm not whelmed. I'm not even underwhelmed. (I wonder who paid for the survey.)

    I get 3 times the "median" AT&T speed they show at the airports I've tried - and they're cheap regionals, not big-monied airports like Midway (IOW, I'm connecting to the same tower that everyone in town is). Figures don't lie, but they can be manipulated so far that their own mother wouldn't recognize them.
    03-27-2015 07:23 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    It's like surveys - there are a lot of ways for Verizon to make that come out the way it did and you still get 500kbps downloads when you're sitting there.

    Gigabit Ethernet from the Verizon tower to the speed test server is one way. If you're downloading from the testing server you'll get blazing speeds, but if you're downloading from halfway around the world, the download still won't finish by the time your plane boards.

    And is that burst speed or thruput speed? I get all my downloads at home at 20mbps burst speed, even if it takes an hour to download a 1MB file. "Median" basically means "we did a few downloads and averaged them". It tells us nothing about what they actually did. I'm not overwhelmed. I'm not whelmed. I'm not even underwhelmed. (I wonder who paid for the survey.)

    I get 3 times the "median" AT&T speed they show at the airports I've tried - and they're cheap regionals, not big-monied airports like Midway (IOW, I'm connecting to the same tower that everyone in town is). Figures don't lie, but they can be manipulated so far that their own mother wouldn't recognize them.

    You can read about the methodology here.

    Methodology | RootMetrics
    03-28-2015 02:30 AM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    @Ruk - root metrics is pretty trusted and as dpham showed.. They explain their methods so everyone knows what they did.
    03-29-2015 12:48 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    All the carriers have cited RootMetrics in the past. So it is fair game.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    03-30-2015 07:48 AM

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