Why A Speed Test Doesn’t Give You The Full Picture

Bandwidth utilization is not cut and dry.

While Internet speed tests abound, bandwidth utilization is difficult to measure precisely as it varies over time depending on a number of factors.

Consider the differences between simply browsing the Internet where small HTML files are downloaded each time you click a link, versus utilizing your network for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which involves the transfer of voice packets between two points. The traffic activity is quite different and varies significantly from that of a standard speed test which involves strictly downloading a sample file from point A to point B. Since most users utilize numerous applications simultaneously on any given day between millions of different points, you can understand why the results obtained from a speed test are not representative of typical daily use.

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