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And I was starting to feel unfulfilled by the stuff coming out of Google's labs. Its senior policy director, Richard Whitt, says that they're cooking up software that'll tell you if your ISP is screwing with or slowing down your connection because you're hogging too much bandwidth, and what exactly they're doing to it. (There's already some available, BTW, since Whitt didn't mention a release date.) But it's not necessarily because they believe willy nilly in net neutrality.

Google just thinks that you have a right to know what your ISP is doing. If your ISP won't tell you, you should have the tools to figure out. In fact, according to one article cited by Hot Hardware, when net neutrality first started becoming an issue, at first Google considered just going along with ISPs: "We would come out fine—a non-neutral world would be a good world for us." Do no evil, eh
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nice find +1 for google....


and +1 for you!
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Is this avaible? I need to run this cause my Speed is 5000Kb/s and only get 4000kb/s and live very close to the IPS station.
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Does anyone know of an application like this
    
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There was a website test thing that could tell you whether your ISP throttles torrent speeds.. It was in a news thread a few weeks ago you may still be able to find it
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NO - but there ARE ways and means of finding this out manually.

You can do speed tests with YOUR connection - and compare it to the results of others who did the SAME speed test - with the SAME speed connection on your ISP.

should give you a fair Idea.

The mentioned argument is really the exception than the norm really...
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