Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has introduced a new tool called Fast.com that allows customers to check how fast their wireline home or mobile broadband connections are in real time. The service works from any location in the world and a broadband user does not have to be a Netflix subscriber to use it. Interestingly, Netflix's service provides a link to Speedtest so once it's finished testing so a user can compare their results.
"We all want a faster, better internet, yet internet speeds vary greatly and can be affected by other users on your network or congestion with your internet service provider," wrote Netflix vice president of content delivery architecture David Fullagar in a blog post. "Like the cellular data controls we recently introduced, fast.com is another tool consumers can use for greater insight and control of their internet service." The Verge article