Remember when you first got your high-speed internet connection? It was sweet and all your browsing was lightning fast.
Now, is your internet running slower than usual? Itâs buffering. Itâs lagging.
Well, testing the line is easier than ever and you donât even need to be a techno wizard.
Odds are when you signed up for your internet connection, you wereÂ presented several speed options. Whatever you got was probably good for what you had, but with extra wireless devices, streaming media and more that we’re asking our connection to do, it might be too slow.
Today, 10 to 20 megabytes is becoming the standard.Â The faster the speed, the more devices can use the line and the more thingsÂ you can do simultaneously.
But how do you know for sure if you are gettingÂ the connection speed from your provider that youâre paying for? Simple.
Whether you use Google or Bing as your favorite search site, you can now runÂ an internet connection speed test by doing a simple search. Just use the phraseÂ Speed Test — two words, by the way. Try it at different times of the day andÂ average it out.
Listen to Consumer Tech Update on your internet speed. Tap or click below.
Is your internet service provider throttling your bandwidth?
It’s easy to become frustrated when you’re browsing the web and pages won’t load, videos buffer, or email crawls to a halt. There are several factors that could be contributing to this problem, but your internet service provider shouldn’t be one of them. Tap or click here to find out more and what to do.