Measurement Lab is a research partnership between New America’s Open Technology Institute, Google Open Source Research, Princeton University’s PlanetLab and others.
The project has collected over 800 million network diagnostic test results from around the globe since early 2009. These test results comprise the largest public dataset of global internet speeds.
The data set is publicly available in Google’s BigQuery, but its sheer size has made it difficult for interested parties to work with. As a consequence, this treasure trove of information, critical to the understanding of the health of the Internet, has remained out of reach for policy makers, researchers, and others who could benefit immensely from its insights.
M-Lab came to the Bocoup Data Visualization Team to make this data more accessible, transparent, and engaging for potential audiences.