YouTube speed tester: Net Neutrality judo will show you when your ISP is messing with you


Google has rolled out a YouTube speed-tester that tells you how your ISP stacks up against other ISPs in your town and country, to "give you the ability to compare your speed numbers with other users in your region."

Translation: Google is giving you the ammo you need to fight back if your ISP sucks, or if it is twiddling the knobs to discriminate against Google. It's a brilliant piece of pro-Net Neutrality judo, and I can only hope that they follow it up by figuring out tools that let users speed test all kinds of services and protocols so that we can get a picture of how ISPs are messing with us.

YouTube Video Speed History (via DVICE)