Broadband Speed Test
Use the Broadband Speed Test to check the speed of your current broadband using the Speed Test Checker on the right of this page, make sure you are connected to the internet either via WiFi or Ethernet cable and click the go button.
If you Broadband is causing drop out and slowdowns then it’s recommended to take a speed checks at several intervals during the day, for example check first thing in the morning, then lunch time and then again in the evening, remember to make a note of the speed achieved, this will help the engineer to diagnosing any problems with the connection.
Speedtest® by Ookla® is the definitive way to test the speed and performance of your internet connection. Every day, over ten million unique tests are actively initiated by Ookla users in the locations and at the times when their connectivity matters to them.
Speed will vary depending on what type of connection you have, here are a few of the more common types.
ADSL [Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line], this is the type of connection that uses the standard phone line and connects via your master socket and can achieve up to 18mbps, more commonly between 5mbps and 12mbps are achieved depending how far you are from the BT Cabinet.
Fibre [FTTC] this type of connection has fibre to the street cabinet then utilises the copper cable to your property, with up to 80mbps, speed will greatly depending on the distance from the street cabinet and the quality of the copper pairs running in to you property.
Cable [DOCSIS] 362mbps, one of the faster connections currently available, speed will vary depending on how may subscribers are in your particular area.
4G LTE ???mbps, speed varies considerably depending on your location to the nearest LTE mast and the network you choose.