• B4RS GoogleMap

    by Published on 10-09-2012 04:57 PM     Number of Views: 3160 

    The real truth - what we get today!

    The map below presents the monthly average of DOWNSTREAM and UPSTREAM speeds for all of the Sam Knows whiteboxes operating within Speldhurst parish.

    If your dot is coloured red, and is in amongst a bunch of green folk, you could ask them what they're doing to get the faster speeds! Only if you want to go faster of course.

    By hovering over and clicking a dot/property, you can discover the downstream and upstream speeds and the whitebox "MAC address" (a unique number which is visible on the underside of your whitebox). Using that number you can then join the forum and ask others ,"Hey, who's got MAC address 0A0C234F532C? You're getting twice my speed - which ISP are you using and what are you feeding your modem?", or similar banter. It's also a way of identifying your own Whitebox, to see that it is being represented on our map! A "MAC address" is just .

    This map isn't automatically updated (yet), but does give an indication of where we're going. With more whiteboxes we'd start to get a feel for the rural areas and just how poor their speeds are ... come on folks ... anyone living in a field want a whitebox to let the community know just how bad the current broadband service is?

    Current GoogleMap (March 2014 average DOWNLOAD speeds)
    RED = less than 8 Mbps
    YELLOW = between 8 and 16 Mbps
    GREEN = More than 16 Mbps



    Current GoogleMap (March 2014 average UPLOAD speeds)
    RED = less than 8 Mbps
    YELLOW = between 8 and 16 Mbps
    GREEN = More than 16 Mbps



    Here are some links to the B4RS GoogleMap showing download averages for each month on previous dates:

    B4RS GoogleMap on August 7th, 2012
    B4RS GoogleMap on September 7th, 2012
    B4RS GoogleMap on October 7th, 2012
    B4RS GoogleMap on November 7th, 2012
    B4RS GoogleMap on December 7th, 2012

    The speeds above, until December 2012 are 7 day averages. The speeds below from January 2013 are monthly averages. To save you the bother of clicking on ANY of the upload links, nobody has greater than 1.2Mbps upload speeds, so all the dots are red

    B4RS GoogleMap on January 31st, 2013 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on February 28th 2013 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on March 31st 2013 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on April 30th 2013 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on May 31st 2013 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on June 30th 2013 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on July 31st 2013 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on August 31st 2013 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on September 30th 2013 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on October 31st 2013 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on November 30th 2013 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on December 31st 2013 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on January 31st 2014 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on February 28th 2014 (download, upload)
    B4RS GoogleMap on March 31st 2014 (download, upload)

    Comments and suggestions always welcome via the Forum - it takes just a second to join!

    Brought to you by B4RS and Speldhurst Parish Council

    B4RS operates and updates the Whitebox data for Speldhurst Parish Council who have funded 60 whiteboxes for the project - an immense thanks to Speldhurst Parish Council for helping to provide facts about rural broadband performance, which are so very, very hard to find when public grant money is on the table. The B4RS folk are all volunteers, and we're always looking for more help so if you'd like to get involved and "dig-to-a-gig", please do signup to the forum and get in touch. We don't bite - we dig, we plan and we budget ... all the way to 1000 Mbps, no nonsense or small print or "up to".

    Enjoy,
    --RobL.