Checking Your Internet Speed

What is Broadband Speed Test testing?

Broadband Speed Test performs three key measurements used to determine the overall quality and performance of your Internet connection.

Download Speed
The speed at which data is sent from the Internet to your computer

Upload Speed
The speed at which data is sent from your computer to the Internet

Ping (Latency)
The time it takes in milliseconds for a small piece of data to be sent from your computer to the Internet and back

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To test your internet speed, the simple way is to Google the words ‘adsl speed test’ and then click on the top result RUN SPEED TEST (blue button)

What Speed Should You Be Getting?

ADSL2 – Speeds range between 8,000 kbps (8Mbps)to 12,000kbps down

ADSL 2+ – Speeds are anywhere from 12,000kbps to 24,000kbps down.

CABLE – Most Cable Providers are currently offering Cable connections speeds of up to 8 Mbps, 9.9Mbps, 17Mbps and 30Mps

How Distance from the Exchange Effects Your Speed with ADSL

The further you are from the exchange, the slower your connection

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