SpeedTest and PingTest

If you ware wondering if you are getting the level of service promised by your ISP then the SpeedTest.net and PingTest.net tools are a great way to check.  They have a slick interface for selecting the test router closest to your location.  They both maintain history of your past tests so you can see if tweaks or upgrades have had the desired outcome.  They also show you results when compared to other users of the same ISP and other ISPs in your province, across your country and world.  Also be sure to check out the collection of data about world results.  Canada is not looking so good at 36th position for download speed and 40th for upload. When compared to Korea’s 20+ Mbits/sec download speed we seem to have a lot of catching up to do in North America.