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Many are looking for internet service in their area. Once the internet connection is established, it is interesting to see if the speed your were promised by providers such as Comcast or Verizon is accurate. Our internet speed test allows you to do just that. Press "Start Test" below to get started testing your connection.
The internet speed test is measured by sending a signal to a server, and recording the time it takes for the server to reply to the request. The user will “ping” the server and the time of reply is measured in ms (milliseconds).
The fastest the response the better the connection. A more responsive connection is important especially where applications are dependent on time such as video games.
The service level of your ISP is usually what will dictate the quality of your internet
connection. Your internet service provider will offer a certain speed and download speed
(measured in Mbps.)
and are both well-known internet service providers that have a wide reach across the U.S. Both providers offer high speeds and bundling options with TV and phone services. Although and may have similar pricing and speeds, they have a few key differences, which we cover below.
In STEARNS there are many options available for internet service. Among these are Fiber-Optic, Satellite, Cable, and DSL.
Getting an internet subscription in STEARNS through your cable service is a simple and cost-effective way to get a high-speed internet connection . Cable internet uses the existing lines for your cable TV to provide fast, reliable service, meaning you can browse the web and watch your favorite TV shows at the same time, all over a single cable and through a single provider. Let’s break down how this internet service works and whether it’s right for you.
A fiber optic cable is made either of very fine glass or plastic. A single strand of optic fiber material is able to transmit around 25,000 calls simulateneously - this alone gives you an idea of how much traffic a full fiber optic cable can handle at the same time. This technology is definitely the fastest in STEARNS since it uses light based technology rather than wire cables or radio waves for information transmission.
DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line. This technology allows users to connect to the internet by using their existing phone lines. While both DSL and Dial-up internet leverage existing telephone lines, DSL uses a frequency that allows calls and data to be transfered at the same time without interference allowing for users to both talk on their phone and use the internet.
Another option for internet service is satellite. In STEARNS , there are full coverage for this type of internet. Satellite internet operates via data transfer between a space satellite and a dish that is installed on the roof or balcony of your home.