How fast is your broadband service? : Go to this free site to check your internet connection speed Print
Written by Ed Eusebio   
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Go to this free site to check out your broadband service speeds, http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?flash=1t. You don't even need to register or give them your email. I've actually been using this since the late 90's to check out my internet connection speeds, and it's pretty reliable. Flash is required for these free tests.  There are other testing tools on this site for testing your web services, but they require membership and credits.