For many internet users, the question of download speed is as important a factor in a broadband contract as the monthly charge. There’s nothing more frustrating than having to wait for what seems like an eternity for files and websites to download but with a simple broadband speed test, you can see whether or not you are getting the best deal.
Taking the test is easy and even if you aren’t ready to switch providers just yet, you can have the results e-mailed to you so that you can come back to them at a later date. However, if your speed is so slow that it is wasting time and maybe even money, then it may even be worth your while to switch providers and let your old contract run its course.
The first step of the broadband speed test is to enter the postcode of your home or office where your connection is supplied to. After that, the test should be able to identify who your provider is but if it can’t make that deduction, you can simply enter the details from a drop down menu.
Having found your current supplier, you now launch the broadband speed test and depending on how fast or slow your connection may be, the results will be with you in a short space of time.
Not only will you be given an accurate assessment of your current speed, you will be given a list of alternative providers alongside those results in descending order from the fastest first. Monthly charges will also be listed so you can take immediate action in regards to switching your supplier if you so wish.
Alternatively, if you want to wait until the expiry of your existing contract then be sure to use the e-mail facility and get those results sent across so you can compare and switch when the time is right for you.