Google To Use Its Powers To Expose ISP’s Who Throttle

Fresh from finding missing children and discovering pot farms, Google via their company blog has decided to tell the world which ISP’s throttle your connection:

“At Google, we care deeply about sustaining the Internet as an open platform for consumer choice and innovation,”

Uh yeah. Right. It’s more like your business model depends on the Internet being an open platform for choice and innovation.

But I digress.

Google has launched Measurement Lab (M-Lab) and the tools that this site provides “allow users to, among other things, measure the speed of their connection, run diagnostics, and attempt to discern if their ISP is blocking or throttling particular applications.” Any info collected will be made public.

It will be intersting how the Bell Sympatico and Comcasts of the universe react to this as infomed consumers may make their ISP choice based on what this site finds.

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