Thursday, January 29, 2009

Google Launches ISP Throttling Detector
Never one to sit idly by on the sidelines and let things play out on their own, Google has always tried to play an active roll in shaping how Internet technology is used and regulated. Net neutrality is one of the concerns that Google has been very vocal about, and now Google is putting tools into the hands of researchers and everyday users to help us determine if ISPs are "blocking or throttling particular applications," such as using traffic shaping and network prioritization practices--just like the ones Cox Communications announced it will be experimenting with starting next month in Kansas and Arkansas...