Google™ and M-Lab® to promote speed through BISMark router
Measurement Lab, better known as the M-Lab, is the Internet connection speed and analysis project that was launched more than two years back. Google and National Science Foundation are working over as a follow up of the same project, to provide a diagnostic evaluation of the Internet connection speed. They are providing free NETGEAR router with the detection firmware pre-loaded within.
The Broadband Internet Service Benchmark (BISMark) project:
Ever since the launch, Measurement Lab has concentrated in software tools that are run on the PC, but now they are widening the scope. The Broadband Internet Service Benchmark (BISMark) project initiated by the Georgia Tech and the University of Napoli, has enabled M-Lab to provide data directly from their respective routers. Having the BISMark project as the aid, M-Lab is now targeting the NETGEAR WNDR3700.
Function of the BISMark:
The installation of BISMark makes possible the detection of every minute details of your Internet connection. The user can view the detailed data all by himself by the installation of BISMark. This data in turn might help in diagnosing the actual connection error.
Any US resident, willing to contribute a hand to the BISMark Project, can step forward by signing up for free NETGEAR WNDR3700.
Role of Google:
Google apparently has a monopoly in the world of Internet. Over the last few years Google has strengthened the bond with the Internet backbone and home connections. The infrastructure that Google has to its credit, probes the company to actively conduct the trial of fiber-to-the-door network and it will certainly use the results of BISMark and M-Lab to enjoy a swift connectivity. After all, the search engine of Google also favors the faster-loading websites.