Revisiting National Broadband Datasets and Maps

When thinking about broadband in the United States, the first thing people likely think about is whether their connection is fast enough– are they getting the speeds they need to do business, go to school, etc. The dominance of “speed” in assessing broadband service goes all the way to the top- the FCC defines broadband according to the achievable download and upload speeds to the Internet. But generic speed test measurements only go so far in observing a connection’s performance, and M-Lab and the research community are working to expand the concept of broadband measurement beyond basic speeds.

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M-Lab Research Fellows - Spring 2022

M-Lab is pleased to share our selection of Research Fellows for Spring 2022, generously supported by Internet Society. The fellows were selected for the merit, rigor, and feasibility of their proposed project as well as their research’s relevance to improvement for end-user Internet performance. Read below for more information about the fellows and their proposed projects

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Traceroute Format Change Request for Comments (RFC)

M-Lab’s traceroute-caller (TRC) tool was designed and developed in early 2019 as a sidecar service running on M-Lab servers. Its purpose is to collect traceroute data to any remote IP address after it closes its TCP connection to an M-Lab server. TRC uses the scamper tool for running traceroutes.

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