An Empirical Evaluation of Wide-Area Internet Bottlenecks
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Overview: This research paper addresses this question through an investigation of non-access bottlenecks. The bottlenecks identified are roughly equally split between intra-ISP links and peering links between ISPs. The paper discusses the implications of findings on related issues such as choosing an access provider and optimizing routes through the network. This paper goal is to measure the characteristics of potential performance bottlenecks that end-nodes encounter that are not within their own control.