Networking

Monitor Internet bandwidth with BitMeter and SurplusMeter

With ISPs, such as Comcast and Time Warner, metering or limiting bandwidth, your users, particularly telecommuters, may soon need a way to monitor their Internet usage. In a CNET TV's Insider Secrets, Brian Tong discussed two free bandwidth monitors--BitMeter for Windows and SurplusMeter for OS X.

With ISPs, such as Comcast and Time Warner, metering or limiting bandwidth, your users, particularly telecommuters, may soon need a way to monitor their Internet usage. On a September 24 episode of CNET TV's Insider Secrets, Brian Tong discusses two free bandwidth monitors—BitMeter for Windows and SurplusMeter for OS X.

I haven't used either of these applications, but those concerned they might get caught by their ISP's bandwidth limit might want to give them a quick look.

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