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Rate your ISP - or a new kind of speed test

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 17-Jun-2008 12:25

One of the most used tool in our Geekzone forums seems to be Speedtest. People use it all the time as a measure of performance on their connections - although many have said this is not completely accurate.

Research company Epitiro - which just released its first report on the state of New Zealand broadband (and discussed here on Geekzone) - is running a beta test of isposure, an interesting measuring tool that allows users to measure their Internet service, compare with other people's results in the same ISP, plan or region and even rate their ISPs in different aspects such as reliablity, customer services, perceived speed and value for money.



The service runs as a small application in your Windows-based PC, measuring different aspects of your connection at different times of the day when the connection is idle.

From their FAQ:


As an isposure user, you can access free, personalized reports on the isposure.com website from your Windows PC. (Sorry, we don't have a Mac compatible service yet). Compare the recent performance of your connection with the average performance of other local ISPs.


You may find that you could get a faster connection with another ISP. You may also find that you can get a lower cost connection with similar actual performance. Or for just a little more each month, you may be able to dramatically improve your service.


By registering some basic details about the area in which you live, isposure can show you reports comparing your connection to those of other users in your local area, city or region.


isposure is provided free to you. We provide performance data to Epitiro Technologies - the independent Global Broadband Performance Authority and the developers of the isposure application. They in turn analyse the output and provide the resulting performance reports to Broadband ISPs who are prepared to pay for the information. This information is exclusively limited to performance data and does not, and will never, contain any private information about users.



I am running it now and got some surprising results. You can download isposure now.



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