Bandwidth Speed Test Results

The Results Are In…

As a part of last week’s newsletter we discussed the FCC’s testing results that reported roughly 10% of Americans are denied adequate internet speeds.  According to the FCC, the adequate internet speeds are 25 Mbps for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads.  We encouraged our readers to test their bandwidth speed using the PC Pitstop Internet Speed Test and then share their results in a brief survey.  After  930 responses, the largest percentage of participants, 25.48% reported bandwidth speeds of greater than 25 Mbps.  The second largest group of 24.62% reported speeds between 1-5 Mbps.  With these results, which include a significant lower population than that of the FCC’s testing, we still found that just under 75% of the participants do not have internet speeds deemed adequate by the FCC.  Some readers believe that speeds lower than 25 Mbps for downloading, and 3 Mbps for uploading are still fast enough to meet their internet needs, while others verbalized that they are not able to obtain faster bandwidth speeds due to rural locations; which is precisely what the FCC was referring to when discussing the “persistent urban-rural divide” as reported by Digital Trends.

Internet Speed Test Survey Results

To view the most up-to-date survey results, click here.

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4 thoughts on “Bandwidth Speed Test Results”

  1. It's not the download and upload speed that I am unhappy with it's the cost. I feel they are way to high and while I can afford it many people can not so they have to be happy with the slower speed that they can afford.

    17.68 Mbps download
    1.18 Mbps upload

    These speed cost me $46 per month.

  2. Bandwidth Results- Time Warner Cable North Carolina

    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 41959 kbps (5244.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 6265 kbps (783.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Latency: 30 ms
    Jitter: 5 ms
    1/25/2016 6:59:05 PM

  3. What?! Unless you are a fanatic online gamer, 25 Mbps is a ridiculous minimum ceiling. We all want faster, better, but let’s keep it real, for heaven’s sake!

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