News archive: Broadband Service Speed Test Demonstration Tool
May 28th, 2012
Author: Chris Conder
Posted In: Archive News
Sometimes it’s quite hard to understand all the megabits and gigabits so a visual representation of what the different broadband speeds and services would be quite useful.
Well it so happens that Fibre To The Home Council have created a handy little simulation tool that allows you to enter your current speeds for upload and download then select a scenario for broadband use such as downloading a film, uploading photos and so on. Clicking on the “Start” button will commence a simulation of how fast (or slow) the upload and download will be on the various different services in comparison to your own. The following image shows the final result from a previous test.
The closest match to the B4RN service is “FTTH Advanced”, however this is 700Mbs upload and B4RNs will be 1Gbs (1000Mbs), so in other words, better than the best on this page.
You can try the simulation for yourself by following this link. The speed comparisons really are amazing.