We designed a very lightweight set of Internet tests that can run continuously 24x7. Unlike an occasional speed test that checks for a maximum bandwidth, our quality and reliability testing is always looking for any network errors or impairments that may impact you - including while you are actually using the Internet.
Our monitoring and measurement techniques are based on what the "big boys" do (i.e., large enterprises and ISPs). That is, low-bandwidth testing that can run 24x7 and is very sensitive to errors and impairments. These methodologies are speed-independent because they have to be for those large networks where 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps are very common now. In this case, monitor-io is bringing those capabilities to the consumer.
For more details on our test methodology, click here.