Having a fast internet connection is very important and it is always best to ensure you always get the fastest broadband internet connection you can. Unfortunately, a lot of people have been deceived by their ISP’s who will promise to give them a particular internet speed and not even give them half of what they promised – this is really serious and in order to avoid not falling into a situation like this, this blog post will be listing 10 major sites to help you test your internet speed in order to get the best from your broadband ISP.
This site is a great, effective and reputable site when it comes to testing your internet connection speed and is highly effective irrespective of your country or geographical location because they have servers all over the world so you won’t be restricted.
Another major advantage of using this server is that it automatically selects the best server to ping your ISP while at the same making it very easy for you to compare results.
While there is nothing bad in making use of a general speed testing site like Speedtest.net it will be even better if you can make use of a more specific speed testing website.
When it comes to testing your internet speed if you’re living in the US a great service to help you effectively test your internet speed is Speak Easy – it also has a list of different countries so you’re assured of getting the best and most accurate result possible.
Another great and effective online tool for testing your internet connection speed is the one provided by DSL reports. This tool is very powerful and has a lot of capabilities and features compared to others which includes the ability to use flash or java to speed test for more accuracy. It also has great support for testing your mobile internet speed ( J ) and another awesome thing is that it also has a directory of other speed testing websites.
The above are some major speed testing websites and in case you’re looking for some more country specific tools the speed testing tools by Broadband Expert is one of the best. The two major services are listed below.
Another major speed testing but country specific tool is the Broadband Expert UK speed testing tool. It is a very powerful tool mainly for those in the UK and the fun fact about it is that even though it is a UK speed testing tool it works for pretty much every ISP irrespective of the country you are in the world. It is also a real time service and gives very accurate results.
Another great broadband tool for you, especially if you’re Australian, is the Australian broadband expert speed testing tool. This tool is specific to Australians and will give highly accurate results if you make the best use of it. It also has various options for you to select which type of ISP you’re using while giving you the option to rate them.
Another great and effective tool you can use to test the speed of your internet connection is the Speedguide.net speed testing service. At the time of writing this blog post the SG speed test service has servers in over 19 locations and this means you can easily choose a location nearest to you to test the speed of your internet connection. The SG speed test service also offers priority service and longer speed test history to registered users.
This is also a great speed testing option and with the 2wire speed testing service testing is instant – you don’t have to wait or click a button because it will start testing your internet speed as soon as you land on the page.
The iBeast speed calculator is also a great tool that allows you the option to choose the level of your internet connection. It has two options, namely the 56k dial up option and the broadband option (DSL/T1 etc.). Even though the site design looks very basic it is a really great speed testing tool.
Another very cool speed testing service is the SpeedMatters.org internet speed test service. Even though it says you should enter your email and zip code to speed test that isn’t really necessary. The Speed Matters speed test service is also very sophisticated and fancy so you will definitely get a lot from using it.
The final tool here is the bandwidth place speed testing tool. This is also another great and fancy internet speed test tool that delivers accurate results quickly. This tool also gives advice as to how your internet connection is performing and what internet speed you can consider great.
This is a guest post by Paul on choosing the best internet service providers.