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The line monitoring system allows you to track the performance of your broadband connection in terms of latency and packet loss. Latency is the time it takes for a piece of information (a 'packet') to get from our servers to your broadband connection, and back. Packet loss is where some bits of information are lost whilst in transit, so it has to be re-sent. These can cause problems with various 'realtime' applications such as online gaming, video conferencing, internet telephony, etc.