Google to Empower Users to Determine if ISPs are Throttling Them

Jun 16, 2008 - 9:18 am 0 by
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As a proponent of net neutrality, Google will be developing an ISP throttling detector, according to Hot Hardware. The tool will enable consumers to determine if their broadband connections are being "monkeyed" by their ISPs.

The idea behind the tool is to give users the knowledge to see exactly how their ISP traffic -- which they're paying for -- is being allocated. Transparency is important to Google, and that's why they're offering tools to make it happen. If ISPs aren't going to give the information to the consumer, Google will make it so that the consumer gets access themselves.

The article doesn't state an ETA of the product, but it sounds promising for those ISP subscribers (especially those on Comcast and others who have been throttled) to figure out exactly what's happening to their connection.

Forum discussion continues at Search Engine Watch Forums.

 

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