Defining the Impact of the Edge Using the The SamKnows Internet Measurement Platform

SamKnows has performed an independent study of measurement data published by the FCC to ascertain the real world benefits of an ISP connecting to content providers at an EdgeConneX location. Measurement data relevant to two such deployments were analyzed, one in Norfolk, Virginia and the other in San Diego, California. In Norfolk, a cable ISP, Cox Communications, established connectivity with a leading content provider in early February 2015. In San Diego, Cox again established connectivity with a CDN, Akamai Technologies, in March 2015.

The results presented here demonstrate a tangible benefit of “localization” to end user experience from an ISP connecting to content providers at an EdgeConneX location.

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