- Oct 8, 2018
Sadly that isn't really off much from how it is. One of the suggestions that the FCC wants to start testing is having ISPs report based on address. Talking about this with our controller at lunch. That would be a pain in the ass for us as a provider to know for the purpose of reporting by running something from our billing platform the exact speed per address. However from the consumer side it would be great as then it does paint a perfect picture of what is currently out there. So one side of our brain thinks it is great and the other side thinks it is going to be a nightmare to report on.
That said that is just one idea being passed around.
But that seems rather simple to setup, especially for an isp that provides a router, put say a 10 meg file on router, put some software on said router to detect least usage periods and have that file uploaded to one of your servers which logs the connection speed in a DB, the address and serial number of the router could be linked at POS.
Considering most providers have a router with there own software, shouldn't be too much of a problem.