Whenever we get a new internet connection, we connect to a new WiFi hotspot, or we try our mobile data connection in a new place, we want to know how fast the internet is working. There are many tools for checking your internet speed. There is world popular Speedtest by Ookla that can both check your internet speed and also compare your internet speed with that of others using some other internet service provider. Not to mention that Speedtest by Ookla is also customizable as you can choose a server for testing the speeds.
For a few years, Netflix has also started providing an internet speed test of their own called “Fast”. You can use this internet speed test simply by visiting their site https://www.fast.com/ and it will start the test right away without any configuration or action needed from the user. They also have apps for Android and iOS. This makes Fast perhaps the most convenient test in the world.
And now Google has also started offering their own internet speed test. This test is built inside the Google Search. In order to access this test, you have to search for internet speed test in your web browser. If this test is available in your country, then you will see a small button labeled Run Speed Test. You can click on this button to start the internet speed test.
Just like Fast.com, it first tests the download speed and displays a speedometer as the speed goes up and down. Then it tests the upload speed for your internet connection. It finally displays the results including latency, download and upload speeds, as well as the server that was used for the test.
Compared to Ookla and Fast.com, it does not let you pick a server for testing the speed. Google partners with M-Labs for running the test. This test can be used for checking internet speeds up to 700 Mbps. If your internet is faster than 700 Mbps then it might show wrong results.