With all the discussions about net neutrality in the last few years between the government, telecom/ISP companies, and other related companies, it appears that Google thought there wasn't enough data on just how neutral the internet is for the average consumer right now, as they've given Georgia Tech a grant to develop a benchmark which will try to measure just that.
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According to the press release from Georgia Tech, Google has given them a $1 million grant over two years time to develop a benchmark that will be able to determine just how neutral a user's net is. There may also be another 500k in it for a third year of R&D.
The benchmark will look for any kind of artificial throttling that is being targeted at users, as well as evidence digital censorship, with the goal of creating, as they call it, "a transparency ecosystem."
No word on how long it may take the team to get the project done.