Does anyone have a 100Mbit+ BW test file on a server hosted at ColoUnlimited? I'd like to be able to test the speed at various points throughout the day from a few locations in the US. I'm looking at dropping a few hosts there, but before I pay for shipping I want to see what sort of speeds I should be expecting...
On a more general note, could someone with experience in the field explain the REAL difference between carriers that offer BW for dollars per mbit, and those that offer it for $50 or $90 per mbit? Is the network REALLY that much better? Does it have to do with overseas transits? Antiquated pricing?
The test file shared with me was 100MB on a 100mbit port. I've tested throughout the day at various times both peak and not, and have yet to find any problems. I downloaded the file from various places across the US and Canada.
This pretty much settles it for me... my first set of colo boxes to get away from dedicated leasing are getting placed over at ColoUnlimited. It'll be a few weeks before I'm ready to ship, but I'll keep everyone updated with my findings.