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Netflix adds latency and upload measurements to FAST.com

Netflix has added the ability to measure connection latency and upload speeds to its internet connection measurement service FAST.com.

Netflix said that the update was a response to FAST.com users’ requests for more information about their internet connections.

Upload speed measures the speed of the connection for uploading data from a user’s device to the internet. Latency – which refers to the time it takes for data to travel from a user’s device to the server and back – will be measured on both unloaded and loaded connections.

Netflix launched FAST.com some two years ago as a free and simple way for people to check the speeds they’re getting from their internet service provider.

The company says that the FAST.com site has now generated more than half a billion speed tests from around the world and that service usage has doubled in the past seven months.

Tags: FAST.com, Netflix