Speedtest.net is a broadband speed analysis tool to test the speed of an Internet connection. Ookla provides this service for free to anyone curious about the performance of a connection to and from hundreds of locations around the world.
Speedtest.net performs three key measurements used to determine the overall quality and performance of your Internet connection:
- Download Speed – The speed at which data is sent from the Internet to the computer
- Upload Speed – The speed at which data is sent from the computer to the Internet
- Ping – The time it takes in milliseconds for a small piece of data to be sent from the computer to the Internet and back
Users can view historical results, share results, and compare results to others in the immediate area or around the globe.
Speedtest.net experiences over twenty million tests every month providing unparalleled global broadband statistics. The World Results section lists top bandwidth speed by country, and also offers statistics to very specific locations.