Summit Broadband offers an Internet Speed Test widget to verify the upload and download speeds you are receiving. Use the link below to run the test, and see the images below the link to review the information the speed test displays about your connection.
Running the Test and Interpreting Results
- The Speed Test widget chooses a server for the test.
- Click the down arrow to the right of the server name to see if there is a closer server.
NOTE: The server list indicates the estimated distance from you.
- Select the name of a server and the Speed Test Widget will reflect the chosen location.
- Click Start, and the Speedtest Dashboard displays, showing the Download speed (in Mbps) along with the Ping and the Jitter. You have the best quality connection when the ping and jitter are both very low.
- Ping is the average latency (or signal return time) from your computer to the server running the speed test. Lower ping means a faster signal return time between the two ends of the connection.
- Jitter is the variance between the fastest and slowest measured ping returns over a period of time. Lower jitter means that all of the pings between the two ends of the connection are more consistent.
- Once the download test completes, the upload speed test automatically begins. Once again, the speed test widget measures the speed as well as the ping and the jitter.
- You can click the Start button again to re-run the speed test additional times if necessary.