Is your internet service provider (ISP) delivering the promised data speed? Is your internet connection occasionally sluggish? If you answered yes to both questions, the only way to find out is to do a speed test on your computer.Checking your internet speed on the Google homepage is a simple and quick process.
Although there are numerous websites and apps available to check your internet speed, going to Google’s homepage is one of the most straightforward options.Google collaborated with Measurement Lab (M-Lab) to develop a five-step process for determining the speed of your internet connection.
“You will be connected to Measurement Lab (M-Lab) to complete the test, and your IP address will be shared with them and processed according to their privacy policies”.To encourage Internet research, M-Lab performs the test and makes the results available to the public.”Your IP address and test results are included in the published material”, Google said, adding that “no additional information about you as an Internet user is included”.
From the Google homepage, follow these five steps to test your internet speed
Step 1: Type Google.com into any internet browser on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Step 2: Type ‘Run Speed Test’ into the search bar.
Step 3: The ‘Internet speed test’ option will appear in a new dialogue window.”In less than 30 seconds, check your Internet speed.””The speed test generally transfers less than 40 MB of data, but may transfer more data on fast connections,” the dialogue box stated.
Step 4: Select the ‘Run Speed Test’ option in the menu.
Step 5: A new window will open, presenting all of your internet speed information.Click the ‘test again’ button if you want to retest your internet speed.
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Meanwhile, Internet speeds in India are improving, according to Ookla, a US-based broadband speed tester, with the country ranked 70th (+3) and 122nd (+6) in the global internet speed rankings based on fixed broadband and mobile download speeds in June of last year, respectively.
India also performed well in fixed broadband internet speeds, with an average download speed of 58.17Mbps in June, up from 55.65Mbps in May.According to the survey, overall fixed download speeds for India on the Global Index were at their highest in June after a tiny drop in May.