Thursday, January 29, 2009

Google and Net Neutrality

Google has launched Measurement Lab, which provides tools to help users determine if their ISP is blocking or throttling their traffic. I'll be trying this with my networking students. Official Google Blog: Introducing Measurement Lab
Today, M-Lab is at the beginning of its development. To start, three tools running on servers near Google's headquarters are available to help users attempt to diagnose common problems that might impair their broadband speed, as well as determine whether BitTorrent is being blocked or throttled by their ISPs. These tools were created by the individual researchers who helped found M-Lab. By running these tools, users will get information about their connection and provide researchers with valuable aggregate data. Like M-Lab itself these tools are still in development, and they will only support a limited number of simultaneous users at this initial stage.

1 comment:

Gordon F Snyder Jr said...

These look very interesting Mike.


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