Americans: Test your broadband speed, help the FCC keep ISPs honest

James from the New America foundation sez, "The FCC launched a consumer broadband test on their blog yesterday. Internet speeds in the US are often 50% to 80% lower than advertised and its vital consumers have reliable information on the actual performance of their connections.

One of the two tools the FCC is using is the Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT), an open source tool hosted on (M-Lab). The validity of NDT can be independently verified, and all data is publicly released. M-Lab hosts other test as wells, such as a test to see if bit torrent is being throttled, or how much bandwidth is available."

Consumer Broadband Test
(Thanks, James!)