Speed tests, when properly performed, can give you results which indicate a general level of performance. To properly conduct a speed test follow these steps: 1) direct connect your computer to the ONT we have provided with an ethernet cable**, also temporarily turn off the computer's WiFi feature. 2) Wait until your computer indicates the internet is available, then browse to https://speedtest.net. 3) When the page fully loads, it should automatically indicate that it will be using the City of Anacortes' speed test server; this is indicated by the phrase "City of Anacortes" prominently displayed on the page. 4) Click the "GO" button/hyperlink. 5) The test will be conducted and the results for both download and upload will be presented to you. 6) For our 100Mbps service level, the results for these should be in the tens of Mbps range up to 100Mbps; for our 1Gbps service level, the results for these should be in the hundreds of Mbps range up to 1Gbps (or 1,000Mbps). 7) Conduct the test several times to get a general feel for the average speed you are experiencing during the session.
**if you are subscribed to our 1Gpbs service level, the ethernet adapter on your computer should be capable of a 1Gbps connection