Test your Broadband Internet Speed
If you would like to verify that you’re getting the broadband Internet speeds that you should be getting, you can use the State or Federal speed tests to test your Internet speeds. Both the State and the Federal tools are downloadable applications, and both compile speed test data to support the broader mission of improving broadband Internet services. Measurement Lab’s web-based speed test provides the largest collection of open Internet performance data on the planet. As a consortium of research, industry, and public-interest partners, M-Lab provides an ecosystem for the open, verifiable measurement of global network performance. Appealing to the more technically inclined web surfers, Cloudflare’s speed test provides quite a bit of detail with nicely presented data visualizations.
After you have tested your broadband Internet speed, we’d appreciate it if you would report your speed test results to the IMBC using the button at the bottom of this page so that we can evaluate local speed test data.
State of California Speed Test
How does your internet speed measure up to what you are paying for? CalSPEED is an internet speed test tool used for testing:
- Upload speed
- Download speed
- Message delay (latency)
- Message delay variation (jitter)
Your test contributes to the California state database of broadband quality. This is important to help state and local government to improve broadband in your area.
State of California Speed Test application is available for desktop computers only. The the iOS and Android mobile apps are no longer available.
FCC Speed Test
By taking speed tests with the FCC Speed Test App, you can obtain information about the performance of your Wi-Fi or mobile wireless internet connection. Information submitted to the FCC by the App helps to verify the accuracy and reliability of the mobile broadband coverage data that providers report on the FCC’s National Broadband Map. Users who believe that the mobile coverage or speeds shown on the map are inaccurate can submit Challenge Speed Tests from the app. These tests will be combined with other speed tests to create disputed areas subject to challenge (referred to by the FCC as “cognizable” challenges).
The Federal Speed Test app is available for iOS and Android devices only.
M-Lab Web-based Speed Test
For a simple test that doesn’t include installing an application, you can use the Measurement Lab’s web-based speed test. M-Lab makes the collected speed-test data available to the public, allowing researchers and anyone else to build on a common pool of network measurement information. Public organizations, academic researchers, regulators and companies around the world also use this data to understand the health of the Internet. Published information includes your IP address and test results, but doesn’t include any other information about you as an internet user.
The M-Lab project is sponsored by the charitable organization Code for Science & Society.
Cloudflare Web-based Speed Test
speed.cloudflare.com is a tool that allows you to measure the speed and consistency of your connection to the Internet. You can use it to verify that the speed your ISP promised you is the speed you are getting, compare different ISPs or test network connectivity in different parts of your house.
The measurements run on the Cloudflare network, which spans data centers in over 300+ cities worldwide. This ensures you are testing against a server that is close to you, which means you are measuring only the speed of your ISP, with minimal networks in between that may impact your score.
Report Your Broadband Speed Test Results
You can report your broadband Internet speed test results along with the service speeds that you should be getting. With this data, our Counties will be able to engage with service providers to improve service quality in areas where needed. This tool is intended to gather data only — speed test results reported here are not part of any resolution or escalation process. If you need to report an issue with your service, please visit your service provider’s website or visit the Connected Eastern Sierra Get Connected web page for links to support pages for known service providers in our area.