We have moved our speed test server from our Westminster office to our dedicated server in Arizona. The connection between our speed test server and the Internet is much faster now. For users of the speed test who have slow Internet connections, you will likely not notice any difference from this change. But if your Internet connection is fast (if your downstream connection is faster than about 35 megabits per second), the results from a speed test from our Westminster office would have been misleading because our upstream bandwidth was only about 35 megabits per second. In other words, until now you would never have seen a downstream speed on this speed test faster than about 35 megabits per second no matter how fast your own internet connection actually was.
If your downstream Internet connection is a lot faster than 35 megs, I invite you to try your usual speed test (Speakeasy, perhaps) and our speedtest, and see if they report comparable speeds now, with particular attention to the downstream and upstream speeds. Please post a comment below.
While we are on the subject of test servers that our firm provides to you, I would like to remind you of our voice-over-IP test server. You can dial +1 720 230 1331 to reach it. The idea is that maybe you just got done configuring a VOIP telephone extension and you would like to check to see if it is successfully getting through the NAT servers that might fail to pass your RTP or SRTP packets. So you can dial our server’s telephone number and punch 4 to do an echo test. You can speak and your voice will be repeated back to you. Or maybe you would like to check to see if you have made a good choice of protocol for transmitting DTMF tones from your newly configured telephone. You can punch 5 to do a DTMF test.