Having a poor internet connection is bad but what’s even worse is that you are paying for high internet speeds but still aren’t getting those. This happens with many users across the world and then can’t figure out where the problem is. Your ISP may be promising you one thing but giving you the other.
You may be paying for internet speeds much higher than what you are getting and this is called Internet throttling. ISP throttle the internet connection on purpose to save the bandwidth. Users can find out if they are getting real internet speeds by performing a speed test.
Speedtest.net is an internet speed test website that provides you with the statistics of your Internet connection. It is owned by Ookla, founded in 2006 and is currently headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It lets you perform a speed test of your internet connection to find out the speed of your internet connection.
It is a great platform by which one can test the statistics of its internet connection and whether he is getting the speeds that he is paying. The ISPs of some users throttle their internet connection on purpose and users can use Speedtest.net to find out the actual speeds of their internet connection.
Speedtest.net measures the download speed, upload speed, latency(response time) of the user’s internet connection. The results provided by Speedtest.net are considered to be very accurate because it is one of the best platforms through which you can measure the bandwidth of your internet connection. Along with the bandwidth, it also tells you your IP address and your Internet Service Provider.
The test involves measuring the bandwidth of the internet connection against one of the nearest servers located to the user’s location. The test usually takes about 1-2 minutes and once it is done, the results are displayed on the screen with the options available to share the results through email and on social media.
The tests are performed within the user’s web browser or the dedicated mobile apps. You also have the option available to choose the server of your choice but by default, the nearest server is picked.
This platform also has a dedicated tool available called My Results through you can compare your previous upload and download speeds results. The website keeps a track of all the previous tests performed and they are saved in the My Results and you can compare those results from there.
It is a convenient way for users who have many ISPs to compare their previous results and see how well has their internet been performing on different ISPs.
The results provided by SpeedTest.net are very accurate and these results give you an overview of how well your internet connection is performing and what are the speeds that you are getting. It is a good way to find out if your internet connection is being intentionally slowed down or not.
Speedtest.net has a dedicated app available on almost all platforms including Windows, Android, iOS, Mac, Chrome, AppleTV, CLI and along with that, it works perfectly on browsers too.