Marco Arment laments the difference between AT&T speeds in Austin and New York. Portland’s not too bad. (Calls often get dropped downtown.)
By the way, the FCC has made an iPhone app? And it’s sort of nice?
I’m not so sure I would agree that the latency that Neven is seeing is “not too bad” — 1 second is downright horrible, IMO. My results above are from Andover, MA — about 25 miles north of Boston.
What is interesting to me is that these four tests are so wildly different — Austin has the best speed of the four, but the latency is close to a second. NYC looks downright unusable. And Portland looks similar to Austin, but with a bit more latency and less bandwidth.
The only thing that appears consistent is that more populated the city you are in, the higher your latency will be. And in my experience, latency has a much bigger impact on perception of speed than actual bandwidth. No wonder the the biggest complaints about AT&T have been in NYC and Los Angeles.