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Daily Cup of Tech » Check To See If Your ISP Is Cheating Your Speed

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Check To See If Your ISP Is Cheating Your Speed

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Categories: Support, From the Files of DCOT…, System Administration, Internet

Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 by Tim Fehlman

In years past, I was not as technically savvy as I am today (which may be saying something). I was also naive enough to believe that what I was told I was getting from my ISP is actually what I received. Now, I’m not saying that all ISPs are out to cheat you but there are definitely some that are less than reputable.

One of the easiest ways for them to “steal” from you is by throttling your bandwidth. This means that they may tell you that you are getting one speed but actually receiving another. Luckily, there are a number of websites out there that let you test your bandwidth.

Recently, I ran across a very cool one that is super easy to use. It has a very nice graphical interface and lets you choose which server you want to test you speed with. Check out SpeedTest and see how your ISP is doing.

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