Internet Speed Test

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Understanding your test results

Understand your internet speed

Multiple factors will determine if you have adequate speed. You should consider how you use the internet, the size of your household, and which activities happen at the same time.

Below are recommended speeds for common activities. Learn more about what speed you need for different activities.

  Download Speed   Activities
  1.5 Mbps or less   General browsing, email, social media, music streaming, video chat
  3 - 4 Mbps   SD Video streaming
  10 Mbps   HD Video streaming & group video calls
  5 - 8 Mbps   Large file downloads
  25 Mbps or  less   Remote work or learning (varies by activity)
  25 Mbps or  more   4K (UHD) Video streaming

When you stream video, stream music, or view a website, the information is downloaded to your device. Download speed measures how fast data travels from the Internet to a device.

When you upload videos, photos, or files to a site, the information is uploaded to the internet. Upload speed measures how fast data travels from your device to a location or site on the Internet.

Ping, also called latency, is a specific measure that primarily has an impact on online gaming, as well as a few other activities. Ping is the amount of time it takes for your network to transfer information from your computer to a remote server and back. There will always be some amount of latency over your network, but the lower this number, the better your performance will be. Typically, you want to keep a close eye on ping for online gaming, as high latency can result in a noticeable delay between your actions in the game and the actions of the other players.

Learn what else to consider for online gaming.

The internet speed test starts by identifying the server closest to you, which is displayed in the lower right-hand corner of the testing window above.

A packet of information is sent from your computer to the server and back. The amount of time it takes for that information to make the trip determines your ping  or latency. Next, the speed test downloads and uploads a set of data. How quickly your internet can perform those functions determines your download and upload speed.

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