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    I find these kind of visualization a little misleading if not outright dangerous - I live in a city with 1.5m people and it’s probably one of the very green dots. Which means someone in this city has 650 Mbit or a GBit while probably half the city is limited to 50-100 Mbit. I know, I know, there are enough regions or countries where this sounds pretty good, but taking the max and not even average or median is just kinda horrible imho.

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      My town has widespread access to 100Mbit+ fibre, including GBit where I used to live.

      The city centre however has residential access to ADSL only. In my apartment that is about 8Mbit down and 0.6 up. I had to switch to a 4G SIM

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        This is probably a resolution thing.

        Did you try zoom in? It’s quite detailed, should be within a block or so…

        The challenge is the aggregation at different zoom levels. Any suggestions on what you’d like?

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          Guess I should’ve taken a look on a proper machine and not something with potato graphics, I didn’t zoom in because 0.5 FPS.

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        This is very interesting data. I found a hidden description on the page that explains what it is:

        Taking the Ookla data to hex and taking the max across resolutions.

        Ookla’s data is a fine-grained dataset showing average speeds in a bunch of little squares on the globe. I think maybe this map is just re-binning the data into larger hexes? In that case it’s not showing max bandwidth entirely, it’s showing the max of Ookla’s averages.

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          If it shows max readings Ookla saw, most of the world would be green. A hexagon coloured with the max average measured does a good job of showing what bandwidth capacity looks like around the globe and generally what you can expect.

          Also, there will be a bias around people actually running the benchmark. I tend to do this when I arrive at a hotel for a week but I don’t benchmark my home connection unless something appears to be broken. Tallinn had a load of benchmarks taken at sea on a ferry route which is one of the busiest in Europe so if anything we’re underreporting as cheap gigabit has been widely available here for a decade now.

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            Yeah, but on the other I mostly know folks with good connections speedtest to show it off. I’ve not seen anyone post their standard 50/100 MBit in years, only if it’s working… the people who have intermittent or constant problems with that one German ISP post them all the time, but again this varies on location.

            I don’t remember when I ran the last one, for example. My 50 MBit DSL is stable and I don’t see a reason to run another until I change something, and I think that’s a reasonable usage pattern.

            Or I misinterpret your use of “max average”…

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          I really wished cities names were written out on this map, as I live in a large black sea (I live in a rural environment, 100+ km to my nearest city) with a few green dots in it, of which one should be where I live. There’s so little detail on the map that I just can’t find where I live. :-)

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            Click on the eye in the legend to toggle the overlay. You’ll see the original map names this way.

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              It didn’t help :-)

              For some context, I live in the circled region in this screenshot, https://imgur.com/a/eOPmAu6

              It is easy to see where the border to the west goes (Norway) and how much they’ve spent on infrastructure for everybody :D It’s harder to see the border to Finland, and their border to Russia, but at least Murmansk is marked on the map.