Well, that was quick.
Performance on Northwestel’s much-heralded fibre optic link to the rest of the world has already degraded beyond what we used to get back in the Bad Old Days. So I guess that makes these the Bad New Days.
Less than a year ago, just after Northwestel provided access to their new fibre optic link, here are the speed test results I was getting:
That’s a respectable number. It was a welcome improvement over the network performance we got prior to fibre, which looked like this:
Unfortunately, Northwestel doesn’t appear to be managing the new fibre network very effectively because today, just 10 months after fibre was introduced, this is what I’m getting:
And just to be clear, my local internet connection is working fine. Here’s what I get to Northwestel’s server: