thinkbroadband.com is unveiling a new video to demonstrate the full capabilities of its speed tester in response to recent criticism by Virgin Media, who suggest that online speed testers are unable to cope with the new ‘50 Meg’ cable broadband product.
There are a wide range of speed testers on the Internet, but the performance and accuracy of the equipment can vary greatly. Sebastien Lahtinen, founder of thinkbroadband.com comments, “One or two sites running testers have suggested that the technology to test 50 Mbps connections is not currently available, or too expensive, but we disagree. Our own speed tester has been capable of testing 50 Mbps connections for some time and our video shows it is even capable of over 250 Mbps.”
The company’s method of testing speed is almost unique as it not only runs the testing software, but also operates the network that the speed test servers are connected to. This provides a clear insight into any problems and allows thinkbroadband.com to work with broadband providers to ensure they can provide them with a strong high speed link.
Unlike other speed testers, thinkbroadband.com’s tester measures the time it takes for the complete block of data to be transferred and gives an average speed result, rather than displaying a peak speed which can often misinform users with unstable connections. It can also cope with high speed symmetric connections rather than just assymetric connections which make up most of the broadband services today.
Lahtinen continues, “We invite both consumers and broadband providers to use our speed tester as it will give people with fast broadband connections a reliable indication of their broadband speed. While we are confident that we can cope with measuring the current range of broadband speeds, we are not going to stop here, but continue to develop the tester and upgrade the platform in the hope that one day people will have affordable access to connections faster than 100Meg. Virgin Media is setting a gold standard by highlighting its 50 Meg package - let’s hope other providers will also keep up with technology.”
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To test your own speeds using thinkbroadband.com’s speed tester, please visit:
Notes to Editor:
Thinkbroadband.com is the UK's largest independent broadband news and information site which has been operating since 2000. It started in the days when broadband services were bring trialled and its staff thus have some of the most comprehensive experience in this area.
Consumers can refer to this impartial website for independent advice and details on the services offered by Broadband Service Providers, enabling them to make an informed decision as to who to use as a supplier as well as troubleshoot problems they may be having.
• Comprehensive range of ‘plain english’ consumer guides and advice
• Access to bespoke interactive tools including a broadband speed tester
• Broadband hardware reviews
• Member forum with a community of like-minded people where you can share your thoughts and broadband queries
• Variety of ways to rank products according to individual priorities
• Detailed product information, availability checker and ISP search
• Up-to-date news on broadband industry developments
• Independent experts available to assist media with queries or interviews
• Focus on providing information and resolving issues rather than encouraging ‘switching providers’
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