Chances are your ISP is slowing you down run the second test on the following post.
Google's broadband test tools are located at Measurementlab.net
. On that page, you'll see an first icon that says "Users: Test Your Internet Connection". Click that, and then you'll be taken to a page
where there are three tests available, and two more listed as coming soon. However, out of the three available tests, only one of them is fully automated and easy to use. Glasnost ,
second on the list, will check whether your ISP is slowing down (like Comcast
) or blocking Peer2Peer
(P2P) downloads from software such as BitTorrent. P2P apps are commonly used for downloading illegal software
and media content like movies and music, but also are used for legal purposes
as well, such as distributing large software packages to many users at once.
To use the measurement tool, you will be redirected to the Glasnost site
. You'll need the latest version of Java installed, and you should stop any large downloads that you may have running before you begin the test. If you're on a Mac, a popup message will prompt you to trust the site's Java applet.
When you're ready to start, you can choose whether you want to run a full test (approximately 7 minutes long) or a simple test (4 minutes long).