Online poker and packet loss – no good match

I have no plans for this evening so I figured I would play some poker online before watching a movie or two. But two disconnects later and a few lost dollars I noticed I have 12% packet loss to Canada today. That makes for a quite unreliable and jumpy connection, exactly what you don’t want when playing poker.

The problem seems to be on the other side of the atlantic, somewhere within .gblx.net or .alter.net. I guess that’s what I get for using bredbandsbolaget as my ISP. I wouldn’t mind a bit better peering on the other side of the pond.

To be fair I checked bredbandsbolaget’s website and they have reported that they have lost contact with one of the peering points in europe. So it might be that all the transatlantic traffic is going through a single overloaded pipe for now… Still, I can’t play any poker so I’ll go watch a movie instead.