[tforum] Fwd: Cellular data rate results

Joe Breen joe.breen at utah.edu
Sat Sep 22 21:44:29 MDT 2012

FYI, for those following the performance of broadband and cellular

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From: Jim Warner <warner at ucsc.edu>
Date: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: Cellular data rate results
To: performance-wg at internet2.edu

Thursday was the deadline for posting comments to the FCC's plan for the
next broadband survey, GN 12-228.  On topic of my note from last month, a
more complete report on the cell phone network performance work was posted
by the California Public Utilities Commission as an appendix to their
submission.  The link to the report is:


We took their data points and put them into GoogleEarth KML format to give
a different look at the data.


Finally, the FCC announced that there will be a national performance
measurement project:


On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Jim Warner <warner at ucsc.edu> wrote:

> At the Jt-Techs Performance-wg July 16 meeting, we heard from Dr. Byun
> from CSUMB about the cellular data performance measurement project.
> At that time, the results of the first measurement cycle in California had
> not yet been released.
> The results were presented recently.  The slide deck can be found at:
> http://www.tellusventure.com/downloads/casf/CPUC_Mobile_Broadband_Testing_14Aug2012.pdf
> Note that in California, the state public utilities commission has defined
> 6 Mb/s down and 1.5 Mb/s up as "served."  "Underserved" is anything that is
> more than ISDN -- better than dial-up -- but less than "served."
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