Megapath Speed Test Plus - Broadband Speed & Packet Loss Test

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How Does the Bandwidth Test Work?

An Internet bandwidth test is performed in your browser. It is used by both homes and businesses to confirm the speed and overall quality of the connection from their broadband provider. Simply select a city, then start the test as either a business or residence — we’ll take care of the rest!

Going Beyond Speed with Speed Test Plus

So what’s with the “Plus”? Most Internet bandwidth tests start and end with download and upload speeds. We’ve decided to take this a few steps further, utilizing our decades of industry experience to formulate new performance benchmarks that directly affect the day-to-day realities of today’s businesses.

What Needs to be Installed to Run the Speed Test Plus?

Java and Adobe® Flash are required to run MegaPath’s Speed Test Plus. Java is built into Speed Test Plus to measure packet loss, which is incorporated into the final MOS score. Without it, packet loss and your MOS score cannot be calculated. Learn More >>

Interpreting Your Bandwidth Test Results

MegaPath’s Speed Test Plus goes beyond just download and upload speed. Let’s look at a few important measurement terms we utilize in our bandwidth test:

  • Download Speed: how fast your broadband connection delivers content to your computer. In other words, the max amount of info your computer can receive from the Internet in a second. This speed is measured in Megabits per second (Mbps).
  • Upload Speed: the opposite of download speed, this tracks the maximum amount of information that your computer can send to the Internet. This is also measured in Mbps.
  • Packet Loss: when units of data fail to reach their final destination. This can negatively effect voice sound quality and lead to buffering.
  • Latency: how long it takes a packet of data to complete a round trip between two points. Higher latency means delays in both voice calls and web page loading.
  • Jitter: variation over time of latency across the network. High variation can lead to voice echoing and talk-over problems.
  • MOS Score: a score on a 1 to 5 scale that combines the results of our packet loss, latency, and jitter tests. 1 is worst, 5 is best. This score is used to measure the perceived connection quality of a voice call.

Why should I test my Internet speed?

A broadband bandwidth test is an effective way for individuals and businesses to keep tabs on their connection. Broadband providers sell tiered packages based on speed, so it’s vital to test regularly to make sure you are getting the appropriate return on investment.

For businesses utilizing VoIP services, broadband speed is essential for the day-to-day work of each and every employee. From client calls to data analysis, the quality and reliability of your broadband connection has a huge impact on your bottom line.

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