Characterizing and Improving the Reliability of Broadband Internet Access

15 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2018 Last revised: 15 Aug 2018

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Zachary Bischof

Northwestern University; IIJ Research Lab

Fabian Bustamante

Northwestern University

Nick Feamster

Princeton University

Date Written: February 11, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bischof, Zachary and Bustamante, Fabian and Feamster, Nick, Characterizing and Improving the Reliability of Broadband Internet Access (February 11, 2018). TPRC 46: The 46th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3121942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3121942

Zachary Bischof

Northwestern University ( email )

2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

IIJ Research Lab ( email )

Iidabashi Grand Bloom
2-10-2 Fujimi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo-to 102-0071
Japan

Fabian Bustamante (Contact Author)

Northwestern University ( email )

2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.cs.northwestern.edu/~fabianb

Nick Feamster

Princeton University ( email )

22 Chambers Street
Princeton, NJ 08544-0708
United States

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