Google prepping broadband-monitoring tools

Steven Musil: "When it comes to your broadband connection, Google wants you to know that it has your back.

The Internet giant is developing a suite of tools to help broadband users identify traffic discrimination by their Internet service providers, according to a report in The Register.

We're trying to develop tools, software tools...that allow people to detect what's happening with their broadband connections, so they can let (ISPs) know that they're not happy with what they're getting--that they think certain services are being tampered with," Google Senior Policy Director Richard Whitt said Friday morning during a panel discussion at the Innovation '08 conference in Santa Clara, Calif. "If the broadband providers aren't going to tell you exactly what's happening on their networks, we want to give users the power to find out for themselves"

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pharmd3962d ago

God i hope this is true!!!!

crazy250003962d ago (Edited 3962d ago )

If ISP's try to scam us, we would know it. I'm definitely going to use this and call my internet company if they cap me when they're not suppose to.

And now they want to sell bandwidth instead of service too!? Thieves..

GIJeff3962d ago

thats not the ONLY scam. ;)

Fux4Bux3962d ago

It's really weird to see a company that wants to give so many free useful tools.

Scudd3962d ago

This can only be a good thing, i hate ISP's that throttle downloads without telling you they do. We pay for the service so we should always get the best possible speeds regardless of what we download. I use bit torrent to download LEGIT files like Ubuntu and it seems unfair that we are all getting classed as pirates and illegal downloaders just because we use this service.

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