Google takes American ISPs to task over video buffering

You don't like when YouTube videos pause during playback, and neither does Google. More often than not, your internet connection is to blame, shifting the responsibility to provide consistent performance from Google to your ISP. In an effort to increase transparency (and perhaps highlight your own service provider's bandwidth limitations), Google's making its Video Quality Report available in the US. The tool launched in Canada earlier this year, and should be making its way to other countries within the next few months, detailing streaming quality and local consumption trends, graphed by time of day. Google's also endorsing certain providers as "HD Verified," making it clear which ISPs meet YouTube's standards, and which do not.