Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hidden Problem Corrected, Upgrade Report

We had been noticing a perceptible slowdown in network performance and some stream buffering over the last few weeks. Nothing was showing up in any of our monitoring, however, except a generally diminished volume of traffic which we were inclined to attribute to glorious Spring weather. Wrong!---online use never slows down. Yesterday we discovered a subtle routing problem and corrected it, and speeds and volumes have recovered. We are continuing to raise the performance bar, and have now rolled out equipment to essentially triple last year's subscription speeds to a substantial portion of the network, and are on track to reach 100% well before the end of the year.