Characterizing and Improving the Reliability of Broadband Internet Access
15 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2018 Last revised: 15 Aug 2018
Date Written: February 11, 2018
In this paper, we empirically demonstrate the growing importance of reliability by measuring its effect on user behavior. We present an approach for broadband reliability characterization using data collected by many emerging national initiatives to study broadband and apply it to the data gathered by the Federal Communications Commission’s Measuring Broadband America project. Motivated by our findings, we present the design, implementation, and evaluation of a practical approach for improving the reliability of broadband Internet access with multihoming.
Keywords: Broadband, Measurement, Reliability
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