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Why is my internet slow?: making network speeds visible

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Why is my internet slow?: making network speeds visible
With widespread broadband adoption, more households report experiencing sub-optimal speeds. Not only are slow speeds frustrating, they may indicate consumers are not receiving the services they are paying for from their internet service providers. Yet, determining the speed and source of slow-downs is difficult because few tools exist for broadband management. We report on results of a field trial with 10 households using a visual network probe designed to address these problems. We describe the results of the study and provide design implications for future tools. More importantly, we argue that tools like this can educate and empower consumers by making broadband speeds and sources of slow-downs more visible. Author Keywords Home networks, broadband speed, broadband tools ACM Classification Keywords H5.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI): Miscellaneous. General Terms Human Factors
Marshini Chetty, David Haslem, Andrew Baird, Ugoch
Added 25 Aug 2011
Updated 25 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CHI
Authors Marshini Chetty, David Haslem, Andrew Baird, Ugochi Ofoha, Bethany Sumner, Rebecca E. Grinter
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