Internet speed test - check yours.
Test the upload and download speed of your internet connection and check ping and latency. This test is suitable for all connection types (ADSL, cable, fixed wireless, 3G, 4G, 5G, fibre, satellite etc) and users of NBN/non-NBN ISP services. Run a performance check as many times as you wish – this service is absolutely free to use.
How does your speed compare to Lightning Broadband?
If you didn’t achieve between 25 Mbps and 1,000 Mbps (the range of our plans) on both upload and download or low-latency in our speed test and you’d like to; check now to see if Lightning Broadband is available in your area by calling us on 1300 596 426 or clicking here.
We’d love to welcome you as one of our happy home, business or apartment customers who are now cruising the internet at incredibly fast speeds on unlimited data broadband plans!
About the broadband speed test
This internet speed test tool will show you upload and download speed, latency (ping) and jitter. Ping can be a particularly important performance measurement for gamers to check (a very good ping measurement is anywhere from 0-59 ms).
The server used for testing your broadband connection is located in Melbourne, Australia and is operated by Lightning Broadband.
The platform we’re using is from Ookla, the world’s most popular internet speed testing application provider. It has run over 20 billion tests in Australia and around the world to date!
The broadband speed test works directly via your browser without requiring a Flash plugin and is compatible with handheld devices such as mobile phones and tablets. It will check your internet connection’s ping, download, and upload speeds within around 30 seconds of starting the test, so it’s very fast.
The application operates mainly over TCP testing with a HTTP fallback check for maximum compatibility.
Find out how fast your broadband connection needs to be for various video streaming services such as Netflix.
Please note : there are many testing services around the internet and they’ll often give differing speed and other performance results based on a variety of factors – the method used to check your connection, server location, network status at that particular point in time and other conditions.
*Notes on some of the results: Latency is a measure of time delay from one point of a network to another. Jitter is the change in the amount of time it takes for a piece of data to move from a point in a network to another point; i.e the measure of variability in ping over time.