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Speedtest your internet connection

If you want to test the bandwidth speed of your internet, you can try speedtest.net, a free broadband connection analysis website founded by Ookla Net Metrics.

Speedtest can be performed on your internet browser by directly visiting http://www.speedtest.net or downloading the free iphone app for iphone users.

Download and upload speed are being measured during the test.

  • Download refers to how quickly a file can be downloaded from a remote source.(ex. watching a youtube video, getting an mp3 file from itunes.)
  • Upload refers to the rate that information is transferred from your computer to the Internet. Examples of this are attaching files to your emails or putting up a new picture in your facebook account.

Usually for individual or home users, the download speed is the one that matters most, while business establishments require enormous speed for both download and upload.

 

The Speedtest App for iPhone

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Bon Francisco Talampas, Jr.
Bon Talampas, Jr. is a computer engineer, a former member of a technical team that supports a leading health care company. Prior to his stint abroad, he worked as an IT specialist and a university lecturer. Bon also holds an MBA. And aside from being a computer geek and DOTA fanatic, he spends most of his idle hours in blogging and photography. You can also read more about him at www.bonistation.com.