There are two key network performance characteristics that you need to understand to interpret the performance of your broadband connection. These are bandwidth and latency:
WebMeter continuously records both of these network characteristics as you browse the Internet.
The Internet is complex and there are many factors that influence the performance you experience whilst browsing. If you want to assess broadband performance (or any aspect of Internet performance) the most effective way to do this is compare performance data which is collected and presented in a consistent way, minimising differences in unwanted parameters, to focus on those that are important. WebMeter provides an opportunity for the Internet user community to do just this. The more people who use WebMeter and share their findings the easier it is to compare the service you are receiving relative to colleagues and friends. We encourage all people who use WebMeter to share results on today's many online social forums to maximise the potential of WebMeter's use.
WebMeter goes beyond these tools. WebMeter records these figures continuously, rather than periodically, as you browse the Internet. You can see historical "point in time" performance, what was the best performance, what was the worst, and what the average was like. Furthermore, you can zoom in on particular time periods, website visits, or individual transactions and compare results with others to see who, really, has the better online experience or value for money.
There are more "point in time" broadband speed test websites (just in the UK) than you can shake a stick at. Just a sample is provided below. There is only one tool that provides simple, powerful and continuous performance monitoring, reporting and analysis - WebMeter.
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