Five Good Internet Speed Testing Sites
If you’ve ever wondered how fast your Internet connection or whether you’re getting the speeds you’re paying for, you need a reliable way to check your Internet connection speed. There are dozens of sites that provide speed tests – but these are five we’ve tested and found to be reliable.
Netflix’s Fast.com is our go-to internet speed checker. It’s quick and clean and gives your download speed quickly. There are no ads, no gimmicks, no flashing lights, just your speed… and if you need it, some detailed info about your upload speed, latency, and more. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to check your internet connection speed, Fast.com is it.
You can use it from anywhere in the world. And while it’s not designed to test your ISP’s connection speed, the test results we get are comparable to other speed tests without the ads and bells & whistles.
My speed according to Fast.com:
Do you think Comcast would make your speed look slower if you were connecting to it using a competitor’s service? That’s what some think. While it may be designed to save Comcast from getting support calls from customers about their internet speed, we didn’t find any bias in the test results.
The results we got from Comcast’s speed test were consistent with other speed tests we’ve tried. Comcast’s speed test is designed for American users only. If you’re in the USA, try it and see what you think.
My speed according to Comcast/Xfinity:
Bandwidth Place can be used by everyone, no matter where they live.
Try it for yourself …. https://www.bandwidthplace.com/
My speed results from Bandwidth Place…
SpeedOf.me claims to be the most accurate online bandwidth test. I don’t know about that, but it’s fun to watch the graphs move as it shows real-time connection speeds.
SpeedOf.me works no matter where you live. But it does have an ad or two, which I didn’t notice until the speed test was done.
My test results from SpeedOf.me:
Ookla’s speed test is the most popular speed testing site. More people use it than any other. And, a while back, we became disillusioned with it because it had so many ads and distractions. But things have changed and now the ads are subdued. Ookla’s speed test is still the most recommended. You can use it from anywhere in the world. You can try it here.
My test results from Ookla’s Speedtest.net.
You can see that all my test results were similar. In five different speed tests from five different speed testing sites, my results varied only by about 6 Mbps… from 72 to 78.45.
Now you know five places to go when you want to know your Internet connection speed.