Google preps ISP throttling detection tools

By on June 16, 2008, 4:19 PM
Net neutrality is a hotly discussed issue these days, with companies such as Comcast recently being caught throttling P2P applications while others plan to begin experimenting with metered usage. The lack of transparency from ISPs has often left customers in the dark as to why their connection has slowed, so whatís a user to do if he suspects throttling? Well, Google is apparently working on an answer.

According to The Register, the search giant is developing a suite of tools to help everyday broadband users identify traffic discrimination by their Internet service providers. Itís unclear when the tool will be available or how it would work, but according to the report Google engineers have been working on it for a while. Such a tool could certainly prove very useful to those who claim their connection is being tampered with and want to back it up with proof.

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