How to test fiber optic speed

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How to test fiber optic speed
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Fibre Optics is a technology that uses light to carry digital information through optical cables. The technology is based on light reflection and refraction, with the digital information transmitted inside the optical cable as a means of carrying data at nearly the speed of light. Fibre Optics is commonly used for high-speed Internet service and you can measure the speed of your Fiber Optic connection by running a speed test over the Internet.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • High speed Fiber Optics connection
  • Computer
  • Internet access

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Navigate the web browser on your computer to Speedtest.net. You can find a link to this website in the resources section of this article. Click the "Begin Test" button. Wait for Speedtest.net to determine the up and down speed of your Fiber Optic connection.

  2. 2

    Open the web browser on your computer to Speakeasy.net/speedtest. You can find a link to this website in the resources section of this article. Click on a city location to begin the speed test. Wait for Speakeasy.net to determine the up and down speed of your Fiber Optic connection.

  3. 3

    Navigate your web browser to Bandwidthplace.com. You can find a link to this website in the resources section of this article. Click on the "Start Test" button to begin the speed test. Wait for Bandwidthplace.com to determine the up and down speed of your Fiber Optic connection.

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