TestMy.net Bandwidth Test Legitimacy
TMN is a TRUE speed test, plain and simpleSome ISPs question the legitimacy of many Internet speed testing sites, as they should, most of them aren't very good. At TestMy.net we are obsessed about accuracy. We have over 20 years of experience testing the World's Internet. TestMy.net's servers are on a network that has direct peering with some of the biggest names in the Internet backbone. With multi-homed connectivity and bandwidth from over 25 independent Tier 1 carriers including Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, Charter, Qwest, Google, Level 3, Internap, NTT America, Equinix & Telefónica to name a few. The network has a total capacity of over 2000 Gbps and our servers have multiple gigabit uplinks into that network. TestMy is always overstocked with bandwidth and can meet the needs of even the most demanding connections. Our servers are also configured and tested to maintain full quality of service for thousands of miles.
Does your ISP send you to a speed test they host?Internet providers like to eliminate any variables when testing, so they send users to internally hosted speed tests. This can help an ISP mask their shortcomings, namely with peering. Remember, your provider isn't only responsible for giving you access to their servers... you're paying for Internet service, not LAN. Make sure that they don't fool you into believing the problem has to do with the websites you're visiting. TestMy.net has been a trusted free Internet resource since before your ISP ever even thought about making a speed test... possibly before they even existed. Furthermore, TestMy grades all connections based on the same criteria regardless of provider and we are not affiliated with any providers so our results are unbiased. TMN has no stake in the outcome of your speed test results. We work for the consumer not the ISPs.
Don't you want realistic test results?Be cautious of any internal speed test that your ISP may refer you to. Your ISP's test may still be helpful in troubleshooting but in most cases these servers are on an internal network server and they WILL NOT give you real world results. Some other speed test sites also will lead you to believe that testing off a server close to you will help. It may help your connection appear faster but is that realistic? Testing off a server that is next door does not give you a real world results, especially if the server is within your providers network. How could it? When you use the Internet how often are the servers right next to you or hosted by your ISP... rarely or never. Other speed tests rely heavily on donated servers. The idea behind TestMy.net is that we give our users a benchmark under controlled conditions. Using servers of known quality.
Many call center techs and Internet technicians already know and trust this service. But, if your ISP questions our results or they try to send you to their speed test you may want to question the reason why. They expect you to go out on the Internet, right?