The net neutrality testing app that Apple rejected is available now
Ars Technica - 01/19/2018
Choffnes is a Northeastern University professor who researches distributed systems and networking. He’s gathering data for a study on Internet providers’ treatment of different kinds of Internet traffic. A summary of the data collected so far is available here.
“Our goal is to understand differentiation (e.g., throttling policies) worldwide and how they evolve over time,” Choffnes told Ars.
The summary data says 573 users have run 3,355 tests and that 10.7 percent of tests revealed “differentiation.” The results may reflect video policies that carriers have disclosed, such as Verizon throttling smartphone videos to 480p or 720p quality, or T-Mobile’s “Binge On” video optimization.