Chris raises a good point about all the work-from-home folks degrading Internet performance, so I did a quick review of my personal Internet performance.
I manage eero networks for three homes in Pleasanton, CA; Paradise Valley, AZ (Scottsdale); and the aforementioned Colfax, IL. If you're not familiar with eero, it's a well-regarded home WiFi router and mesh networking system, acquired by Amazon some months back. I absolutely love eero partly because it has a great network monitoring and management app.
eero automatically runs daily speed tests for each network at the router gateway - the eero device that is plugged into the cable modem or DSL modem - so I can look back and see historical performance.
Sure enough, Internet download speeds have been degrading recently.
Paradise Valley, AZ (Cox) 391 Mbps July 12 - 18 down from 633 Mbps June 7- 13
Pleasanton, CA (Xfinity) 227 Mbps July 12- 18 down from 368 Mbps Apr 19 – 25
Both are below their contracted service levels: 1000 Mbps for Cox and 300 Mbps for Xfinity.
eero ran these tests early in the morning: 6:15am for Paradise Valley and 7:31am for Pleasanton, CA, so it begs the question why both services are suffering such degraded performance that early in the morning. The Frontier-based DSL service in Colfax, IL isn't a fair comparison because that was recently upgraded from 2 Mbps service to their lightening fast 12 Mbps service in preparation for our visit last week. (I have standards!)