Next time you’re dealing with a dreadfully slow internet connection, you can ask Google what’s causing the trouble.

The company announced a new open platform Wednesday called Measurement Lab, or M-Lab for short. As part of the initial launch, M-Lab includes three publicly accessible tools, including a tool called Glasnost that tests whether BitTorrent traffic is being blocked, throttled or otherwise impeded on your broadband connection.

Also part of M-Lab’s launch are a tool to test your connection’s overall speed and a diagnostic tool that will tell you if you’re suffering from speed barriers common to last-mile broadband-network infrastructures.

Read more …. Via [WIRED]