In a recent article, we wrote about the “The White Lies ISPs tell about their bandwidth speeds“. We even hinted at how they (your ISP) might be inclined to give preferential treatment to normal speed test sites. Well, now there is a speed test site from M-Lab that goes beyond simple speed tests. M-lab gives the consumer sophisticated results and exposes any tricks your ISP might be up to.
Features provided include:
- Network Diagnostic Tool – Test your connection speed and receive sophisticated diagnosis of problems limiting speed.
- Glasnost – Test whether BitTorrent is being blocked or throttled.
- Network Path and Application Diagnosis – Diagnose common problems that impact last-mile broadband networks.
- DiffProbe (coming soon) – Determine whether an ISP is giving some traffic a lower priority than other traffic.
- NANO (coming soon) – Determine whether an ISP is degrading the performance of a certain subset of users, applications, or destinations.
Click here to learn more about M-Lab.
Related article on how to determine your true video speed over the Internet.