NY Attorney General Invites Public to Test Verizon Internet Speed

by Istvan Fekete on December 15, 2015

Verizon-logo-big New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman addressed the public on Sunday, inviting them to test the speed of their Internet and submit the results online. This is the next step in the ongoing probe into whether large providers are actually delivering the speeds they advertise.

In October the Attorney General began investigating the performance of the state’s three major ISPs, Verizon, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable. He had previously asked these players to provide his office with customer disclosures and any testing done to measure Internet speeds.

As the next step, Schneiderman turned to the public and asked for their help with the ongoing investigation. He announced that his office had created a new online broadcasting test on a site called internethealthtest.org, which will capture a customer’s “throughput”.

He asked customers to submit a screenshot of the results and fill out an online form upon completing the test.

“New Yorkers should get the Internet speeds they pay for. Too many of us may be paying for one thing, and getting another,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

The ongoing investigation is particularly focused on so-called interconnection arrangements, or contractual deals Verizon, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable ink with content providers such as Netflix, Level 3 Communications, and Cogent Communications for the mutual exchange of data.

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Written by: Istvan Fekete. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

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