Speakeasy Speed Test
One online tool I like to use, mostly to keep my ISP (Internet Service Provider) honest, is Speakeasy Speed Test. Speakeasy is a website you can go to and do a speed test of your internet connection. It will give you the download speed as well as the upload speed. Just go to the website and choose the server location closest to you. As I am in Minnesota I tend to usually choose Chicago. Then let it run, it will come back with the numbers that should be relatively close to what you are getting from your ISP. If not see if you are doing something that could be bandwidth intensive such as downloading video or online game. If you are still have problems contact your ISP and let them know the results of the speed test. There are also many other speed testing tools out there on the internet, but I have always been fond of Speak Easy, but that doesn’t mean you cannot try others. So if your internet connection seems slow, or you are just curious, give it a test and see how it performs.