The cliff personal clouds need to climb

This speed test was done in London, but it’s typical of everywhere:
speedtest in london

It shows a Net biased for downstream, and minimized for upstream.

If we’re going to do any serious personal work in clouds, we need better upstream than this.

I wrote about the problem, and the reason for it, in France, four years ago. Not much has changed.

One would think that Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, all of which offer¬†cloud services for people (check those links), would make a stink about awful upstream speeds. But I haven’t heard a peep. Why not?




  1. Charlie Isaacs’s avatar

    Doc: smal typo in the title. “peronal” vs. personal. I would DM you but you aren’t following back. :) You can delete my comment, no need to post it.

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