If you are using Ookla Speedtest to measure your network speed, take the following points into consideration.
It is roughly 9 000 kilometers straight from Karlsruhe to our servers in the West Coast, USA, but it is safe to assume it's at least 13 000 kilometers through the cables - and almost certainly considerably more. In other words, it is over 50 000 km distance that your speed test traffic is making, through a large number of various network devices.
According to the laws of physics, with the speed of light, 50 000 km translates into 166 milliseconds - but even with fibre optic cables, it is only possible to get to approximately two thirds of the speed of light. This double round trip would therefore take at least 250 milliseconds, plus all the time spent in the various networking devices.
Based on the above, it makes a huge difference if the Ookla Speedtest server is close to the FREEDOME location you've selected to use, or if it is close to your physical location.
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