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How can I test my internet speed?

The speed of your internet is broken down by Download and Upload speed.

Download speed is how fast you can pull data from the server to you. Most connections are designed to download much faster than they upload, since the majority of online activity, like loading web pages or streaming videos, consists of downloading content. Download speed is measured in megabits per second (Mbps).

Upload speed is how fast you send data from you to others. Uploading is necessary for sending big files via email, or in using video-chat to talk to someone else online (since you have to send your video feed to them). Upload speed is measured in megabits per second (Mbps).

The internet speed you experience on each device can vary greatly depending on how you are connecting to your network and the device you’re using. If you have a laptop or desktop computer that is hardwired into your router via an Ethernet cable, your internet speeds will be significantly faster than what they would be if you are connected to your network via Wi-Fi.  When using a device connected to Wi-Fi, the download and upload speeds received will decrease the further away from the wireless router you get.

Depending on your internet package, you will have caps on how fast you can upload and download. As an example, someone on our 50/10 service will max out at 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload.

Test your internet speed by visiting our Speed Test site here

Updated on May 23, 2019

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