Google Inc. and two nonprofit partners have launched a web site that lets consumers test their internet connections to reveal possible interference and traffic management by service providers, reports the Associated Press. The site, called Measurement Lab (, also addresses a need among academics who want to gather data on how internet connections work in practice. While the workings of the core internet "highways" are well known and standardized, it's difficult to find out what happens on the network of an internet service provider, between the "highway" and the customer's home. Service providers say they increasingly find it necessary...

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