Broadband Speed Testing 101

Whether you utilize the internet for many aspects of managing your business, or you just use it on occasion, speed matters. The “old days” of dial-up internet are long gone, and today it is important for business owners to have an efficient high-speed connection to the net.

What is Good Broadband Speed?

You probably hear many numbers tossed around by broadband providers or other internet users regarding internet speed. When it comes down to it, good broadband internet speed is just a number. You may want to look at what services you use and how many users you have within your business, and what connection speed your needs require. For example, Skype recommends 1.5 Mbps for HD video calls and Netflix recommends 5 Mbps for HD quality video streaming.

Conducting a Broadband Speed Check

It is important that you choose a broadband checker that is designed for your particular type of internet connection. Second, make sure the company you test with is reliable—a well-known internet provider is more trustworthy than a website with foreign content, for example. Finally, as you check broadband internet speed look for a test that is formatted in an easy-to-read and understandable manner. Be sure to plug in directly to your modem or router, make sure you’ve closed all applications, and that your device is the only device connected at the time of the test.

Improve Broadband Internet Speed for Your Business

If you are still looking for more information about broadband connection speed, try our fiber broadband checker tool, so you can test your current speed.

Superfast broadband has proven useful for the growth of many of today’s small businesses. If your current broadband service does not meet your needs, it may be time to evaluate your options and see if there is something faster available in your area.

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Cable ONE Business can help you easily navigate the complexities of broadband technology, including bandwidth, speed and availability. To learn more about the benefits of broadband, call 855.873.9596 today.