Nitro Speedtest measures the following essential aspects of your Internet service:
Generally speaking, a good internet speed should feature a download speed of at least 25 Mbps. At this speed you can enjoy most online activities, like watching Netflix, Skype, web browsing and online gaming without noticeable stalling. More specifically, you need the download speeds at fast as the following:
The Nitro Speedtest app works with a global network of over 5,000 testing servers. The app automatically selects a server nearby your current location with a fast ping, which usually indicates a reliable Internet connection with good throughput.
In theory, testing multiple servers in different locations gives you a better measure of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). But in reality, your Internet connection is first controlled by your ISP’s networking gateway. Therefore, testing a server nearby makes it certain to gauge the performance of your Internet to its full extent.
With this type of information at hand, you can speak with your ISP with the evidence of them underdelivering the Internet speed that was overpromised.
There are factors both inside and outside your home that affect your Internet speed:
Factors inside your home:
Factors outside your home: