Skip to content

Calling out the slow: Google now tracking video streaming speeds

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/8/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Web site rates streaming services speed

To anyone who spends a lot of time online, it tries one's patience. Users click on a link to watch a video . it spirals around . the clip begins . suddenly stops . begins again . the sound begins to fall out of synch . sometimes just crashing and burning, leaving the viewer unsatisfied. To this end, Internet search engine Google is now rating the quality of video streaming services.

This latest move arises while Internet service providers and open Internet advocates have begun to call for Web traffic to be treated like phone traffic, with no premium fast lanes and slow lanes.

This latest move arises while Internet service providers and open Internet advocates have begun to call for Web traffic to be treated like phone traffic, with no premium fast lanes and slow lanes.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
7/8/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: Google, Web site, streaming speeds, Netflix


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Offered by Internet service providers on a new Web site, it's just the latest in the fight between broadband providers and content companies over who is to blame for slow streaming speeds.

It's not the first time: Netflix told its customers in June that Verizon and other Internet providers were to blame for slow speeds.

Come shop or extensive collection of rosaries -- by going here --

This latest move arises while Internet service providers and open Internet advocates have begun to call for Web traffic to be treated like phone traffic, with no premium fast lanes and slow lanes. This facet of the "Net neutrality" debate cuts to the core of keeping the Internet as a forum for free speech instead of having it cultivated by profit-motivated corporations.

Overall, the debate also pulls in companies such as Google which rely on its users' ability to access websites speedily. 

A link to the new site appears when videos on YouTube, Google's streaming service, are slow to buffer. The Web site launched quietly in May and recently drew publicity.

"There are many factors that influence your video streaming quality, including your choice of Internet service provider (ISP). Learn how your ISP performs and understand your options," the Web site reads.

On the site, Google measures how quickly billions of YouTube videos load, breaks out Internet service providers and locations, averages those results over the last 30 days and determine the performance quality that viewers get 90 percent of the time.

The Web site is intended to inform customers who want to view video in high definition of the best way to get it. Customers can compare the performance of ISPs in their area.

You can visit the Web site in question -- by going here --

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted.
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.


Comments


More Technology

NASA announcement: Could it be aliens? Watch

Image of What is the great discovery? The world waits.

The world waits with bated breath for a big announcement due from NASA on Wednesday. The announcement will take place at 1 PM Eastern time. ... continue reading


Mark of the Beast? Nevada Senator moves to STOP forced RFID chip implants Watch

Image of Is the RFID chip the Mark of the Beast? Some scholars think so.

A Nevada state senator has proposed a bill that would protect citizens from being implanted with RFID chips. The bill, proposed by a ... continue reading


FOUR CLOSE CALLS in four weeks: Scientists wonder what's going on as four asteroids pass dangerously close to Earth Watch

Image of Asteroid BS32 is passing Earth now, in the fourth close call in four weeks.

Whoa, that's close! As the world worries about an asteroid due to pass Earth on February 25, a much closer shave is happening right now. ... continue reading


What is dark matter and why is there an entire galaxy full of it? Watch

Image of Dragonfly 44 is a dark twin of the Milky Way, it gives off no light, but it's there.

Astronomers think they have discovered a galaxy that is 99.9 percent dark matter. If true, the discovery is unprecedented. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


Where are the world's nuclear weapons, and how likely is it they will be used? Watch

Image of Pakistan launches a missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon. What is the likelihood of one of these weapons being used in the next few decades? And answer above zero is unacceptable.

The world is closer to nuclear war than it has been in decades, and few people are paying attention. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists have ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.