This mix just made my day. @8tracks: “Strand(ed)”
So, YouTube now has a speed test for any video. Just right click and choose My Speed-test. Pretty cool! And, apparently my speed here ranks pretty low, especially when compared to the sounding areas. So, I decided to fire up the Bright House speed test and compare, and the discrepancy is off-putting. According to Wired:
“this level of transparency could pressure ISPs not to slow down data from YouTube, because it will be clear to consumers if a given provider offers a poor connection”
Kind of interesting, right? Especially since everyone is always on the look out for a better ISP provider, constantly complaining about how awful their connections and services are. If you’re with Bright House, you hear Comcast is better; if you’re with Comcast, you hear ATT U-verse is better. I’m starting to think that the truth is they all kind of suck. Especially when you hear about Google Fiber, and start comparing internet speeds abroad.