Internet speed test - check yours.
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 clicking the button below.
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 speed, latency, jitter, and much more.
The testing application is provided by Measurement Lab; a partnership between New America’s Open Technology Institute, Google Open Source Research, Princeton University’s PlanetLab, and other supporting partners.
Assuming you’re in Australia, the server used for testing your connection is a Web100-enhanced server in Sydney. The broadband speed test operates in several passes and works directly via your browser without requiring a Flash plugin. Basic results are displayed, plus tabs offering more detailed data.
This internet speed test is a little different from others as it doesn’t download or upload files to gauge how fast your device’s Internet connection is. Instead it measures how the network responds to a “synthetic stream of data” that is created.
Please note : there are many different testing services around the Internet and they’ll often give different results based on a variety of factors – the testing method, network status 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.