The Internet Society and Aalto University of Finland have rolled out a free service/phone app dubbed Netradar designed to show who the broadband haves and have nots are around the world.
Smartphone users are encouraged to download the app, which works on iPhones, Android, Windows, BlackBerry and other devices, so that measurements of their Internet access (bandwidth and latency) can be consolidated anonymously with those of others to provide a big global picture.
Findings are shown on color-coded maps at the Netradar website. So far, the client app has been installed more than 120,000 times and more than 3 million measurements are in the Netradar database.
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