I’m sure that there are times when you’re wondering if you’re really getting what you paid for your Internet connection. Like the answer to almost all questions, you can only be sure when you’ve tested it yourself.
Some ISPs provide their own download speed testing tool. Nevertheless, it’s better if you can verify your speed via third party sites just to make sure. My favourite tool for doing this is Speedtest.net. It has a very user-friendly interface and can test both download and upload speeds.
You’d also be able to perform the tests on multiple sites all over the globe. This provides for more thorough testing. I also like the interface, especially when the tests are running. It looks like as if your test data is running on treadmills! Pretty and useful at the same time.