How to test and improve your broadband speed
First test your existing broadband speed
Use the following link to load Speedtest in a new tab
The Speedtest window will load.
Do not click on any other icons on the screen.
Wait until the "Loading" screen is complete.
When the "Begin Test" icon appears, click on it.
(the "Start Now" icon is an advert)
Wait while the software tests your speed.
The test is now complete.
The two figures on this screen you need to look at are the:
DOWNLOAD SPEED (here = 82.63 Mbps)
UPLOAD SPEED (here = 65.80 Mbps)
You will not see numbers as high as this!!! The example test was done on a commercial internet connection.
Download speeds of 1.1 Mbps and upload speeds of 0.3 Mbps could be expected in the East Neuk.
(Don't worry what Mbps is - it's just the industry way of measuring data speed)
This is the standard test for broadband speed, and is what you need to do for the survey.