Is your speed faster in the morning and slower in the afternoon? Does your speed fluctuate throughout the day? Broadband pricing is tiered by the maximum rated speed, but there is no reference to the quality of the connection or how often the internet connection provides that maximum rated speed.

The Broadband Quality tool tests your internet regularly so you know if you're getting the speeds you pay for.

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Broadband Quality shows you how your internet is performing - even when you're not around

Broadband Quality tests your internet all times of the day, to show you if your Internet Service Provider is delivering on the speeds they promised.

Easy to Use

All you need to do is download & install the Broadband Quality tool, set your schedule and click start! Then watch as the tests roll in.

Detailed Reporting

Download and upload speeds are presented in simple charts along with the average speed. Simply hover your mouse over the chart to view detailed information.

Improve Your Speed with PC Matic

PC Matic Speed

When your computer becomes slow, it can slowly affect you. Little by little your productivity suffers and it affects your outlook. It is possible to break the performance cycle through regular maintenance just like your car. All you need to do is set PC Matic to run weekly in the background to eliminate the junk and clean the mess that accrues through normal PC usage.

PC Matic improves your PC's performance by optimizing broadband, measures performance with a benchmark suite, updates drivers, defragments disks, removes junk files and more - all while keeping your PC protected from malware, viruses and ransomware using exclusive whitelist technology.

About Bandwidth

Internet Bandwidth

Internet bandwidth is, in simple terms, the transmission speed or throughput of your connection to the Internet. However, measuring bandwidth can be tricky, since the lowest bandwidth point between your computer and the site you're looking at determines the effective transmission speed at any moment.

Three factors outside of your computer control how quickly you can view Web pages:

  1. The Internet bandwidth between your computer and the site you're viewing.
  2. The round-trip time between your computer and the site you're viewing.
  3. The response time of the site you're viewing.

By downloading and using the Bandwidth Quality tool, you will always know exactly the rated upload and download speeds you are getting with your connection.

Tests: Download vs. Upload

The differences between Download and Upload tests aren't as obvious as they may initially seem. Yes, the basic difference is the direction of the data transfer: Simply put, the Download test measures your connection speed for viewing Web pages; the upload test measures the speed for maintaining them--or sending data over your connection.

However, the rated upload and download speeds may not be the same for your connection. Some connections, such as 33K and lower, are "symmetric," meaning the rated upload and download times should be the same. Other connections, such as cable modems and ADSL, are "asymmetric" (the "A" in ADSL stands for asymmetric). This means the upload and download times won't necessarily be the same; upload times are generally not as fast as download times. For instance, the rated speeds for ADSL are 1.4Mbps down, and 400Kbps up. Cable modems are typically rated at 1.5 to 3Mbps down, and 400 to 600Kbps up.