Supervisor ACM is working on certification for ‘speed test’

Mar

24

2016

The Dutch regulator ACM will present certifications for speed testing of Internet connections. The ‘speed test’ will people can use to check whether they have the internet speed which promise providers.

The certified speed tests will not soon yet. ACM waiting for the demands of the BEREC, the European umbrella organization for supervisory authorities, will allow the speed tests. This is done by 30 August this year, is a response by Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs to questions about the amendments to the Telecommunications Act.

Both consumers and companies can demonstrate with the certified test that their provider has not promised speeds, provided that such contracts have been concluded or renewed since November 29 last year. “The principle is that come about one or more methods of measurement that objectively the performance of the Internet access service can be measured at a particular end user.”

When people with the speed test to prove that a provider delivers too little speed is sufficient evidence to take action. “If this is to blame the provider, this land is to reduce paid by the end-user subscription fee or to terminate the agreement.”

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