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Delay, Latency, and Jitter
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IETF Working Group: IP Performance Metrics (ippm)

"Bandwidth and Latency: It's the Latency, Stupid" (Part 1) by Stuart Cheshire

"Bandwidth and Latency: It's the Latency, Stupid" (Part 2) by Stuart Cheshire

"The Causes of Network Delay" by Tom Porter

"Propagation Delay in Ethernet Networks," a paper at Optimized Engineering Corporation

Tip Library, "Bandwidth vs. Distance Latency"

The LowLat (Low Latency) Project

Satellite Data Networks by Rizwan Mustafa Mir (includes satellite delay information)

Techniques for Web latency improvement

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