Internet speed test - check yours.

Test your internet connection’s download and upload speed; plus check ping and latency performance with this easy to use tool.

This accurate test is suitable for all internet 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.

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 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 click 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 and experiencing very low latency on our unlimited data broadband plans!

About the broadband speed test tool

This internet speed test application will show you upload and download speed, latency (ping) and jitter. Latency and ping are particularly important performance measurements for gamers to check (a very good ping measurement is anywhere from 0-59 ms).

The server used for accurate testing of your broadband connection is located in Melbourne, Australia and is operated by Lightning Broadband.

The application platform we’re using is SpeedTest 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 on its platform to date!

This accurate 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.

*Explanatory 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.