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I tried asking the following in networking, but it does not seem to fit the topics. Maybe there is a better place to ask?


I have a pretty general question about how networks work on ISP (Internet service provider) level.

For example, you live in London and there are a lot of providers for Internet connection, one of which Vodafone, and the other is O2. Both providers have a 50 Mbit/s plan, but the O2 provider has better connectivity to eastern /Asian websites, while Vodafone has more latency and is very slow on lot of them. This is just an example, not a real case. Even if both providers have a local fiber network, international connectivity will be ways better on some than others.

I was wondering what might cause this?

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    You probably better ask that at this site specific meta. – πάντα ῥεῖ Mar 22 at 21:45
  • I guess the tricky thing here is unless you had a lot of knowledge about how isp transit agreements are, this would be impossible to answer – Journeyman Geek Mar 22 at 23:20

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