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URL speedtest.net
Type of site Broadband internet speed test
Registration None
Available language(s) English, French, Deutsch, Italian
Owner Ookla Net Metrics
Launched 2006
Current status Active

Speedtest.net is a free broadband connection analysis website founded by Ookla Net Metrics in 2006. Users can test their internet speed against hundreds of geographically dispersed servers around the world. At the end of each test, users are presented with their download (the speed of data from the server to your computer) and upload (the speed of sending data from your computer to the server) bandwidth speeds. The tests are performed completely within your web browser over HTTP (just like normal web browsing). Since its inception, well over 1 billion speed tests have been conducted on Speedtest.net.

The site also offers detailed statistics based on users' test results. This data has been used by numerous publications in the analysis of internet speed around the world.[1][2][3]



The owner and operator of Speedtest.net, Ookla Net Metrics, was established in 2006 by Mike Apgar (founder and previous CEO of Speakeasy) and a small team of other Speakeasy employees.[4]


The technology behind Speedtest.net is identical to that of the Ookla Speed Test which is provided to a wide variety of companies and organizations on a licensed basis.[5] Speedtest.net Mini is a free stripped-down version of the speed test technology used on Speedtest.net that users can run on their own web server. Together, over 20 million speed tests are generated each month using Ookla's software.[6]


Top 5 countries for download speed as of December 25, 2009:[7]

Position Country Average Download Speed
1 Republic of Korea 23.67 Mb/s
2 Japan 16.86 Mb/s
3 Latvia 15.69 Mb/s
4 Åland Islands 15.61 Mb/s
5 Romania 14.38 Mb/s


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