Internet speed tracking program

Hi All,
I don't know where this topic belongs, so I'll start here. Is there a program that will test my internet download speed every hour on the hour and track it in a database to give to my ISP to prove that we are not getting the speed that we paid for? Is there a program?

Hi, in regards to "up to" speed claims. This is the free market so you are absolutely entitled to know what you're buying. (Your common sense is not steering you wrong). I don't know what choices you have in your area, but I'm lucky to have two cable-based ISPs (DSL is not viable in my area).
I also have been concerned with uncertain speeds--and suddenly space-cadet service reps--and called Comcast (the other provider). Of course I want to know what I'll actually see before I make a decision to switch. I clearly asked the service rep and he clearly explained what I would be expected to see in relation to the service levels (12 down/2 up in my case). After all, if you typically will see 70% of "5 down, 1 up", that's fine IF YOU KNOW IN ADVANCE and most people I suspect this usually to be 95%+ during normal use hours. The network providers know exactly what's going on at every head end every minute, and can tune accordingly for minimum service level, so any attitude that "whatever will be will be" should not be accepted.

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     And the first month we went over- we got capped! Now it runs at about a quarter of the speed. Which was never disclosed to me. And to think- they market this MiFi 2200 as a hotspot for up to 5 computers??? I can only imagine how quickly people are being capped.

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