Internet Speed Test

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A speed test is a snapshot in time.

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Understanding your test results

Below are recommended speeds for common activities. Learn more about what internet 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

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.

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. 

A "packet" of information is sent from your device to the server and back. The amount of time it takes for that information to make the trip determines your ping. Next, the speed test downloads and uploads a packet of data over that connection. How quickly your internet can transfer that data from the network to your device and from your device back to the network determines your download and upload speed. 

This speed is measured to and from the device you are using to run the test, which means the type of connection has a real impact on the result. A wired (Ethernet) connection straight to the modem will give you the most accurate test of your internet service speed, because the wired connection is the most direct pipeline from the network through the modem/router to your computer.

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.

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