I’ve been having a lot of mixed results with my internet connection lately, and based on a conversation I had with friends last night, I’m not the only one. It seems like its been a roller coaster of connectivity lately and, of course, it always drops out right when I’m uploading something important for a client.
However, I figured before I jumped all over my lousy internet provider (rhymes with “Pomcast”), I’d do a little bit of research. I’ve become a huge fan of the site Speedtest.net– it has some really cool visual bandwidth tracking tools, keeps a running track of your connection rates, and best of all its entirely free.
Using their tools over a couple of days testing from different ping locations, I got a pretty good feel for my connection’s performance and delivered a convincing case to my provider. So far its been running much better!