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TDS Telecom’s Preferred ‘Speed Test’ Is That From Verizon.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From: verizon.com/speedtest


Click to ENLARGE. ‘Fast.com’ from Netflix.


Yes, I know enough about speed tests to understand where TDS is coming from when they rely on Verizon for checking their Internet connection speeds.

Speed tests are fickle and subject to many variables — server speed and distance to the server being key among these.

If the server (i.e., computer), at the other end, being used for the speed test is slow (or congested) you are going to get slower results because the server is not pumping the data fast enough. Even worse on upload testing. Then there is the distance involved. Further the distance, the slower the results are going to be.

Speedtest.net‘, the original gold standard, now, invariably, tends to be on the slow side by 200Mbps (or more). It, as such, is only of use for comparisons.

I use ‘Fast.com‘ often. It is roughly in the right ballpark.

Verizon’s speed test was new to I, but I can understand why TDS likes it. It, more often than not, gives you the highest reading.

So, if you are looking for an Internet speed test you now have the scoop. Hope that helped.


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by Anura Guruge


Fast.com, The Fast New Way To Check Internet Download Speeds (By Netflix).

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and view here. Go to fast.com to try it out. Automatic.


It is by Netflix BUT you DON’T have to be a Netflix customer.

Works, around the world, on ANY device.

Automatic. You don’t have to press a ‘START’ button.

But only does, from what I can see, DOWNLOAD speed. No upload speed.

Seems pretty accurate — though not 100%. Interesting that it says, right there, to compare against “speedtest.net” — the doyen of speedtests.

Given that I am in New Hampshire I use “gstnetworks.net” when I want a quick read and then use “speedtest.net” if I want to explore more. I will probably still use “gstnetworks.net” — since it does give me UPLOAD speed, and I need to know that.

But try “fast.com” out. It is NEAT.


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by Anura Guruge

Network (Wi-Fi/Ethernet) Speed/Bandwidth Test For Roku With “Speed Test” App.

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This APP really should be a built-in standard feature within the Roku System menu. It is not.

Roku, in its ‘Network’ menu, does NOT provide a speed test/bandwidth test — and one really is handy if you are having loading or image quality issues (as can often be the case with say Sling). I had been using an external speed test whilst promising myself that I will check to see if I can get a Roku ‘App’ [actually a channel].

It is easy enough to find IF you Google it.

It is a PRIVATE channel. So it has to be installed from a PC. You need to be able to logon to your Roku account — i.e., you need to know your password.

Other than that it is easy enough. On the Roku, on the System menu, click ‘Check UPDATES’ to force the Roku to download and install the App.

You will love it.


GSTNetworks.Net (Granite State Communications) Has A New (Ookla) SpeedTest Interface.

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Use gstnetworks.net to access the ‘GST Networks‘ speedtest — based on the same  Ookla technology as used by speedtest.net.

The results, i.e., bandwidth readings, haven’t changed — and that is good.

New interface identifies ISP, in my case MetroCast. That is neat.

Just wanted to share this with YOU.

gstnetworks.net, which is lightweight and nifty, is ALWAYS my preferred means of checking my bandwidth. IF gstnetworks.net gives me a decent reading I leave at that. These days I only use speedtest.net IF I have to do some ‘diagnostics’ to see what is wrong with my bandwidth. I recommend that you do the same. Start with IF gstnetworks.net.