Checked your broadband speed yet?
It’s one of the most popular features on The Gadget Show website and has certainly caused a lot of discussion. Many internet service providers advertise broadband speeds that many of us just aren’t getting at home.
So if you want to test how fast your broadband actually is, compared to what your internet service providers are offering, we want you to test your broadband speed (click the link below) – and tell us how you got on.
Most broadband networks suffer from congestion at peak times (for example, 8pm-10pm), so try our speed tester at various different times of day to get a better indication of your average speed. Congestion on this very site may also slow things down, so you could also try some alternative speed checkers such as Broadband Speed Checker and Speedtest.net if you suspect our site might be busy.
If you reckon you’re getting a raw deal from your ISP, it might be time you complained. We’ve put a page together with the contact details for all the major ISPs – as well as for OFCOM and the Advertising Standards Authority. Maybe it’s time you let them know how you feel about the speed you were advertised and the speed you’re actually getting.
And, of course, keep in touch! Leave your comments below, let us know how you’re getting on – and don’t forget to take part in our poll!