Internet service providers talk a big game when it comes to the internet speeds they offer. Whether you're paying for 50/50, 300/300, or even higher, it probably doesn't always seem like you're getting the internet speed you pay for. Well, there's a way to check if you're getting your money's worth, and it's simple.
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Go to Google and type in "speed test." Select the first search result that pops up, which should offer a "Run Speed Test" button. Click the button, and a small window will open providing simple download and upload scores.
The test results should appear in 30 seconds or less.
The tool, created by Measurement Lab (M-Lab), isn't going to provide much detail, but it's fast and easy, and it'll tell you if your internet is slower than advertised—or if it's exactly where it needs to be.