High speed internet access via broadband cable and comfortable surf- and call flat rates are nowadays a common standard. Customary in the market are broadband connections with maximal data transfer rates between six and 16 MBit/s, regional providers may even deliver higher bit rates up to 20 MBit/s. Beyond this standard the leading providers develop their net capacities for high speed internet via broadband copper cables wit data transfer rates up to 50 Mbit/s.
Broadband speed test for comfortable multimedia access
At least you will find these turbo bit rates in the commercials of all telecom providers in the broadband market – however real data transfer rates may often be somehow different. The background: The providers advertise the maximum performance of their broadband networks. Especially if you are interested in the real turbo internet with a 50 Mbit/s performance but also for all other broadband offers therefore a broadband speed test – ideally before the final order of the package – is highly recommended.
For a really comfortable usage of modern multimedia features – video streams, movie downloads, online games or an effective connection to the virtual data cloud – a bit rate of about 16 MBit/s will be regularly the minimum requirement. A broadband speed test clears within some seconds if your internet connection fulfils this precondition for comfortable internet and media sessions.
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No broadband internet – or too low speed?
Still before a broadband speed test you may also check the general availability of broadband internet in your region – despite meanwhile ubiquitary coverage the digital maps show several “white spots”. If you find out that you live in such an area respectively at a spot with intolerably low broadband bit rates you will mostly have a small bouquet of broadband alternatives as mobile high speed internet via UMTS/HDSPA or ideally already the new 4G standard.