New Software for Internet Throttle Detection

KKX - August 4, 2008 03:06PM in Internet

A new tool from EFF Switzerland is being designed to employ multiple ways of detecting whether or not Comcast and/or other high-speed ISP’s are preventing you downloading at the highest possible speeds. It is said that this “Switzerland” program looks for throttling programs such as Sandvine and Audible Magic as well as censorship and advertisement systems. Switzerland does this by comparing packet sizes from various times during a connection. Beta versions are not too user-friendly but its developers are working hard so that no person in the near future will have to wait ridiculous times for his/her torrents to be finished.