howto: test internet connection speed with speed tests

There are many sites on the web that test internet connection. Most speed testing tools are the exact same service too! Here is a list of multiple, unique bandwidth testing services:

  • Fast.com
    • Fast.com estimates your current internet download speed. You will generally be able to get this speed from leading internet services, which use globally distributed servers.
  • Bandwidth Place
  • Open Speed Test
  • SpeedOf.Me
    • SpeedOf.Me will most likely be more accurate than all, the script is well-written but you do not have the option to choose server location.
  • Speedtest.net
    • Speedtest by Ookla is well-known that many other ISPs like Comcast and Verizon use these guys to provide speed test results…