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Speed Test Tool
Using a Speed Test Tool
  • Article ID: 158303
  • Last modified date: October 16, 2017 22:10
Summary

Visit https://fast.com/ to test the download speed of your broadband service and follow the simple instructions below to understand how the tool works.

How to Test Your Speeds Using a Speed Test Tool
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Once you enter the webpage, https://fast.com/, the tool will begin a speed test.  This test checks your connection’s download speed using your browser.

Download Speed: This is the speed at which your Internet connection is currently delivering data to your computer. Download speed is measured in Megabits per second (Mbps). The download speed is the most relevant speed to test, as the majority of online activity consists of loading web pages or streaming videos. The higher the number, the faster the download.

2

The test should only take a few seconds. Once the speed test is completed, you will see your calculation much like in the example shown below.  Here the download speed is 16 Mbps.

3

Please keep in mind, EarthLink consumer-class products are NOT guaranteed speeds and are instead best effort products. 

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