Faculty Advisor

Wills, Craig E

Abstract

We evaluated Internet connectivity in the United States, drawn from different definitions of connectivity and different methods of analysis. Using DNS cache manipulation, traceroutes, and a crowdsourced “site ping” method we identify patterns in connectivity that correspond to higher population or coastal regions of the US. We analyze the data for quality strengths and shortcomings, establish connectivity heatmaps, state rankings, and statistical measures of the data. We give comparative analyses of the three methods and present suggestions for future work building off this report.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-03-26

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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