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How Google aims to shame ISPs into delivering better service

23
Jan
2014

Streaming video over the web has increasingly become the way that we watch television and Google wants all of us to know which ISPs are delivering good video streaming and which are falling on their faces. The Financial Post reports that Google has started rolling out a new tool in Canada that will track and grade ISPs’ performance with playing YouTube videos in either standard-definition or high-definition. ISPs that can deliver videos in resolutions of 720p or higher 90% of the time will get a “YouTube HD Verified” rating while ISPs that can deliver videos between 360p and 720p will get a “YouTube Standard Definition Verified.” Google isn’t the first company to rate ISPs on their video streaming quality, of

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