How do Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Consolidated Communications and CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), among others, compare when it comes to wireline network latency, throughput and availability? These three factors have a direct impact on how well operators serve businesses and consumers, making it important for customers to know what they’re getting.
Through a partnership with Cedexis, a provider of Internet measurement and real-time performance optimization solutions, we’re shedding some light on how the top seven U.S. wireline networks performed in terms of latency, throughput and availability during the fourth quarter.
Below you’ll find charts showing exactly how these service providers stacked up against each other in the fourth quarter across their respective networks. Also, make sure to check out our third-quarter report here.
In conducting its analysis, Cedexis measured the networks against five U.S. CDNs — Akamai, Limelight, Edgecast, Level 3 and Highwinds. The company has measurements for each region of the country, but unless otherwise noted, the below results are averaged across the entire United States.