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A Tale of Three Datasets: Characterizing Mobile Broadband Access in the U.S.

Tarun Mangla, Esther Showalter, Vivek Adarsh, Kipp Jones, Morgan Vigil-Hayes, Elizabeth Belding, Ellen Zegura
We compare LTE coverage data from the FCC with a crowdsourced dataset from Skyhook for New Mexico.
Mar 01, 2022

GPS-Based Geolocation of Consumer IP Addresses

Nick Feamster, James Saxon
This paper uses two commercial datasets of IP addresses from smartphones to characterize the geography of IP address subnets from...
Oct 12, 2021

Measuring the Performance and Network Utilization of Popular Video Conferencing Applications

Kyle MacMillan, Tarun Mangla, James Saxon, Nick Feamster
Video conferencing applications (VCAs) have become a critical Internet application, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic, as users worldwide...
May 27, 2021

Mapping the Digital Divide: Before, During, and After COVID-19

Francesco Bronzino, Nick Feamster, Shinan Liu, James Saxon, Paul Schmitt
The digital divide—and, in particular, the homework gap—has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, laying bare not only the inequities...
Feb 18, 2021

Measuring Internet Speed: Current Challenges and Future Recommendations

Nick Feamster, Jason Livingood
Speed testing methods have flourished over the last decade, but none without at least some limitations
Dec 01, 2020

Enhancing Transparency: Internet Video Quality Inference from Network Traffic

Paul Schmitt, Francesco Bronzino, Renata Teixeira, Tithi Chattopadhyay, Nick Feamster
We present the initial development of Network Microscope, a tool that estimates QoE for Internet video streaming from passively collected...
Mar 16, 2018

BISmark: A Testbed for Deploying Measurements and Applications in Broadband Access Networks

Srikanth Sundaresan, Sam Burnett, Nick Feamster, Walter De Donato
BISmark (Broadband Internet Service Benchmark) is a deployment of home routers running custom software, and backend infrastructure to manage experiments...
Jun 01, 2014