Comcast versus At&T
|February 24th, 2014, 04:30 PM||#11 (permalink)|
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I have DSL over a phone line now. I get about 78ms ping to Chicago. I like what I have but it's getting expensive with the phone line price increases.
I had my wife on Comcast at work use the pingtest.net website and run a test to the closest server. She got about 30ms which is what I often get to a nearby server. I had a friend try the same test using Uverse at home and she got 67ms to the same local server.
They say that the interleaving Uverse uses should only add about 10-15ms to the ping time. But in this particular example it added double that.
If I choose Comcast I'm not concerned about latency. I'm concerned about the reliability of the connection. With Uverse I think the connection is more reliable, but I don't know if the latency will be a problem for my trading style.