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1G Fiber newly installed. A question about speed...?
I recently had 1G fiber installed, internet only. There are numerous internet speed test sites but the one I'm curious about is one that's included in AT&T's internet user configuration settings software. Under the 'Diagnostic' tab, there's a 'Speed Test' button. I've noticed the speed tests I run are in the high 900Gbps range. Nothing to whine about there for sure. Makes me wonder though; in AT&T’s description, it says it's measuring the speed from the client's gateway, in my case the BGW210-700, to "AT&T's Network". If that means it's connected to some remote server, great! I'm wondering though if that's not simply a measure of speed to the client’s optical network terminal or other local device. In my case it's less than 4’ to the ONT (where the fiber connection begins) vs. who knows how many miles to a test server. If it's the latter that’s actually being tested and not simply a measure of local network speed… super good.
-Blame it on caffeine.