Thursday, December 10, 2009

Speed Test Results

The stated requirement for TaxWise Online to work effectively is a speed requirement of 800 kilobytes/second.
The following are results of speed tests at the India Community Center and the Milpitas Public Library on July 15, 2009.

India Community Center Speed Test 149 Kilobytes/sec

Milpitas Public Library Speed Test 1.1 Megabits/sec = 137.5 Kilobytes/Sec

As can be seen the speed tests showed the speeds to be way short of the required minimum speed of 800 kilobytes/sec = 6.4 Megabits/sec.  Furthermore, the average high speed internet speed for California is 1.41 Megabits/sec which is less than 25% of the required minimum speed.

What does this mean?  It means that most places with regular high speed internet access will not meet the minimum speed requirements.  To do so will require getting premium or "elite" service levels.  It also means that if you are getting sluggish response, you may be told that your speed connection is inadequate.

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