Check your broadband speed
You can check what broadband speeds you are getting in your area, and find out why your internet connection may be slower than expected.
What is my current speed?
There are many websites that allow you to check the actual download and upload speeds you are getting. Here are some you can use:
You do not need to download any software or sign up to special offers to run the broadband speed tests – just click on the option to start the test.
Speed test tips
To get an accurate check of speed:
- make sure that you only have the computer you are testing accessing the internet
- do not touch the keyboard or mouse while the test is running.
Speeds will vary depending on the time of day, or day of the week, so try repeating the test to see the range of speeds you can get.
The Which? Consumer association has a useful guide to help find out what could be wrong with your connection and potential ways to improve it. Click on the link below to find out more