Besides enabling you to stream and watch movies for free, you can also let Netflix measure the speed of your internet connection with its brand new tool called Fast.com.
It has a simple interface without any irritating online and pop-up ads and that’s why its page requires only a few seconds to load. After carrying out a number of tests, this speed tester will determine the download speed of your ISP (internet service provider); and the results will be shown in legible digits on your screen.
The underlying reason for keeping the interface plain and simple is mentioned under its FAQ section
Fast.com is a simple-to-use way for consumers to estimate what speed their ISP is providing. It is not a network engineer’s analysis and diagnostic suite.
You can compare your result after Netflix measures against the result of Speedtest.net that also presents detailed information about your ISP’s download and upload speeds, its latency and various other aspects; however, none of these entities are operating together in any manner.
By allowing Netflix to measure the speed of your internet using Fast.com, you can now charge at your ISP the reason behind providing slower internet connection. In fact, the website has ended its FAQ portion with these following words:
“If results from fast.com and other speed tests often show less speed than you have paid for, you can ask your ISP about the results.”
It’s time for all the ISPs in America to innovate for the incoming barge of complaints filled with dissatisfaction from their subscribers.
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