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How to Conduct a Broadband Speed Test

 

It probably won’t come as a surprise for any consumer to learn that one of the biggest complaints when it comes to broadband services concerns speed, or in some cases the lack of it! But how can you tell whether your package is providing the fastest downloads you can possibly obtain in your area?

In fact, it is very easy to carry out a broadband speed test which can tell you in seconds just how fast or slow your connection is and whether there is an alternative provider who can give you more speed in your location.

The broadband speed test itself is very simple to carry out and all you need to do is to complete an online form giving some details of your current provider. In the first instance, you will need to insert your postcode and wait for the system to recognise it. In most cases, the test will automatically detect who your existing broadband company may be but if not, you can simply insert this from a drop down menu provided.

The broadband speed test has now initialised and all you need to do is wait for the results. The time it takes for them to arrive depends, of course, on the speed of your connection. Once the test is complete, you will find a bar chart which shows you precisely how your provider compares in terms of speed with everyone else.

If you are subsequently unhappy with your connection then it is even possible to change on the spot to somebody who can give you faster access to the internet. The results of the test will even give you a run down of monthly charges in relation to each broadband supplier.
For many people, speed is the most important factor when it comes to choosing a broadband supplier and now, a simple test will tell you whether your connection is in need of improvement.