Netflix has revealed Fast.com, a tool that lets people on the Internet see in real-time how quickly their Internet Service Provider (ISP) is downloading and streaming. You don’t need to be a Netflix customer to use Fast.com, which works on mobile and desktop. So why develop a handy tool and offer it to everyone and their brother for free?
If you’re binge watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix and you become frustrated with slow streaming speed, Netflix wants your to complain to your ISP. Netflix has been pushing the blame for slow streaming onto ISPs for years. Fast.com isn’t just about empowering customers with information, it’s also about cable and internet companies fighting over money.