Understanding speed test results

One of the reasons people conduct speed tests is frustration and doubt the bandwidth they receive from the provider. Before you condemn the provider, understand what the results from the tests are communicating.

There are many speed test tools out there that help measure the upload and download speed of a network including Okla.’s Speedtest.net, Netflix’s Fast.com, Speedof.me and others Google’s speedtest.googlefiber.net and many others.

In case one subscribes for 50 Mbps, that is exactly what they want to see as download and upload from the tests. In this blog post we will explain how the measurements are done and why you may get different results from what you expect. Continue reading “Understanding speed test results”