Fast.com is a single-purpose tool from Netflix that tells you the real-time download speeds on your current internet connection. That’s all it does, but it makes checking your speeds very easy.
Ever wonder if your iPhone 4 really was weirdly slow? Or if iOS 7, despite its bells and whistles, just has a longer boot time than your old 3G? Well wonder no longer. You're about to find out for sure.
Google Fiber is being installed all over Kansas City right now and people are so happy about the blazing fast speed that they've posted pictures of their speed tests. It's ridiculous. People with Google Fiber can expect 700 Mbps down on ethernet and about 200 Mbps down on Wi-Fi. That's ISP heaven on Earth.
In addition to our crowd-sourced National Speed Test, we thought we'd do a little testing of our own. We love LTE, but which iPad (and network) gives the best LTE? Let's have a look see.
High five: You got your shiny new iPad. Look at that display! Switch some browser tabs and feel the power of that extra RAM. Yeeeeah. Oh, did you get a 4G LTE model? So fast!
AT&T's LTE glow has spread to 11 new locales, including NYC, SF, and LA. From where I'm sitting in frigid Brooklyn, Big Blue is delivering some serious mobile bandwidth.
Sprint didn't fare too well in our iPhone 4S speed test, but it was at least respectable. Today, though, we're hearing that Sprint's iPhone 4S is getting tragically low data speeds compared to the Galaxy S II on the same network.
The iPhone 4S is here. One of new, not-so-visible features? A re-spiffed antenna, and stuffed inside the AT&T 4S, new guts that (should) mean faster data speeds. But theoretical max speeds are not real world experiences. So which iPhone is the fastest: AT&T, Sprint or Verizon? And how does the 4S stack up against the…
You did it. You've got your brand new iPhone. Siri! The better camera! But how fast is it on your carrier's network? Push that download to the max.
Day-to-day, the speed difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS isn't that different. But in more intensive apps and games? The iPhone 4 smokes the 3GS and is nearly as fast as the iPad.
Akamai released their quarterly State of the Internet report this week, along with this chart showing the fastest national networks in the world. From 2008 to 2009, on average, the world's internet got 13% faster. America's got 2.4% slower.
Thanks to all our Chicago readers who sent in their speed test data from their iPhone 3G and 3GS. Here's our conclusion: the 7.2Mbps AT&T's testing in Chicago doesn't really make any difference right now in speeds.
Hey Chicago iPhone 3G and 3GS users. Want to help us out? Download the Speedtest app for your iPhone, and run it. Why Chicago? Because AT&T's been testing 7.2Mbps there.