How to Perform an Internet Speed Test and Get the Results You Need

Performing an internet speed test is a great way to determine the quality of your current internet connection and diagnose any potential issues. By running a speed test, you can identify factors causing low speeds, such as problems with your modem or router, high levels of network congestion, or outdated hardware. In addition to identifying problems with your internet connection, running a speed test can also help you troubleshoot issues with specific applications or websites.


What is an Internet Speed Test?

An internet speed test measures the maximum speed at which data transfers between your computer and the internet. Most internet service providers (ISPs) advertise a maximum download speed, which is the speed at which data is transferred from the Internet to your computer, but most speed tests will let you know how your download speed and your upload speed are performing. Upload speed is the rate at which data transfers from your computer to the internet.

Your actual download speed may be lower than the maximum speed due to a variety of factors, such as your computer’s configuration, the quality of the connection between your computer and the ISP server, and network congestion.


How do You Use an Internet Speed Test?

Whether you use Connexion or another provider, test your current internet speed on Fort Collins Connexion’s website.

Internet speed tests should be run via a “hardwire” connection to your cable modem versus WiFi. Running a speed test over WiFi makes your results subject to numerous factors varying from proximity to the router to the age of your internet-connected device(s).


Why is it Important to Know How Fast Your Internet Is?

Knowing your internet speed is one way to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your connection—and getting what you’re paying for.

Your internet speed is one of the most important factors when it comes to using the internet as it can dictate the overall enjoyment of the experience. A fast internet speed means that you can play videos without any buffering, download files quickly, and make a video call without interruption.


Benefits of Having Fast Internet

There are many benefits to having gigabit-speed internet. One of the most obvious benefits is that you can get your work done faster. With a fast internet speed, you can download files and pages faster, which means you can get more done in less time.

Another benefit is that you can watch videos without any buffering. This is especially important if you like to watch streaming videos or movies online. This ensures that you never have to wait for a video to load again.

Finally, a fast internet speed is great for gaming. If you love to play online games, you can expect lower latencies for a better gaming experience so you can dominate your opponents. Fast internet service gives you an edge, eliminating delays between gaming controls and on-screen action.

Connexion’s residential internet service offers gigabit speeds for BOTH uploads and downloads, and best of all, it comes with no contracts or hidden fees. Curious to see how our residential services stack up against our competitors? Click here!

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