For a while now I’ve been recommending a fantastic free service called Speedtest.net for checking the actual download speeds on your Internet connection.
After all, some ISPs are notorious for not delivering the speeds their customers are paying for.
I have always found Speedtest.net to be quite accurate with their test results, and I still recommend them highly. But there’s an easy way to get a “second opinion” thanks to our friends over at Netflix.
Fast is a service from Netflix that will test your Internet download speed without you having to select any options or even click a button. All you have to do is simply visit https://fast.com and the test will run automatically.
I’ve checked the download speeds on my own Internet connection dozens of times with both Fast.com and Speedtest.net and found the test results from the two services to track with one another quite well.