Measuring Internet interconnection is an important area of research. Unfortunately, visibility of performance at ISP interconnection points has been extremely limited, and efforts to date to characterize interconnection have largely been indirect, relying on inferences made at network endpoints. Today, I am pleased to release analysis taken from direct measurement of Internet interconnection points, which represents advancement in this important field of research. To this end, I am releasing a working paper that includes data from seven ISPs who collectively serve approximately half of all US broadband subscribers.
Originally posted on the “Freedom to Tinker” blog