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Testing Your High Speed Connection and Other Broadband Resources
DSL and Cable internet services claim to offer high speed internet access. But are you really getting the speed you are paying for? There are tests you can perform to check your speed and compare it to other users and compare it to what your broadband provider claims to offer.
One good resource is DSL Reports. They will let you test your internet connection speed, hear what others are saying about their internet providers and let you shop for broadband internet access in your area.
To go directly to the speed test, click here. From the listing of test locations, choose the city that is closest to you. Then you will click on the Start button and wait until the test is finished. It usually takes around 15-20 seconds. During this time period do not use your computer to ensure accuracy. Here is another speed test site that works great. Simply click on the yellow star closest to your location to run the test.
Search DSL reviews by zip code.
Shop for DSL.
Other Broadband Resources
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