Measurement Lab an open platform that provides measurement tools and other resources for researchers has been unveiled by Google, according to GoogleBlog. The tools which are available immediately, are part of a larger research initiative by Google's Vint Cerf and Stephen Stuart, principal engineer.
These Tools has made it possible for Internet users to monitor the way their ISPs manage traffic. Google strongly favors Net neutrality, a principle that requires that no preference be given to one type of traffic over another. Now, it is offering consumers the tools to observe firsthand how encumbered their Internet access can be if an ISP prioritizes content.
"Researchers are already developing tools that allow users to measure the speed of their connection, run diagnostics, and attempt to discern if their ISP is blocking or throttling particular applications," Cerf and Stuart explain in their post.