If you signed up to a new broadband deal and you are not sure what download speeds you are getting, you can easily find this out using a speed checker tool. Broadbandwatcher reveals all the necessary steps.
Actual speeds vs advertised
It’s often the case that broadband providers advertise the theoretical “up to” speeds, up to 20Mbps or up 50Mbps for instance. This doesn’t mean that consumers will actually receive the fairytale-like download speeds plastered on ads. In many cases, these are much slower than those listed in the promotions.
How do I check my broadband speeds?
If you want to know what your broadband speeds are really like, you can simply use a broadband speed test tool. Doing so will allow you to find out how your broadband is performing.
How does the broadband speed test work?
You simply find the broadband speed test tool which you prefer using (there are thousands of them out there – they are all free to use), and then click to check. The broadband speed test tool will download a temporary file to find out how fast or slow your connection is.
Top tips on how to get the best broadband speed test results
- Close all websites that you are currently browsing (including this one!)
- Pause all of your downloads and uploads
- Start the speed test as soon as you make sure your computer is virtually task-free
- Try a few speed test tools to compare the results
I want to know more about broadband speeds
If you have more questions, give us a buzz on 0808 256 6606 and we will be more than happy to help you find a broadband deal with download speeds that you feel happy with. Alternatively, you can find a great broadband deal at Simplifydigital.