HOW TO: Test And Compare Your Internet Connection Speed

Speed Test

Photo: Ookla

Today, Ookla announced the newest version of their world-renowned touting new social features, more accurate speed tests, and a zoomable map that makes the United States look like a Christmas tree.While the new interface looks like something out of the recent Army high-tech recruitment commercials, it is still the same-old—the easiest way to measure your internet speed.

We tried out the new and discovered a few pleasant surprises. Check out our tour to see some of the new features in action.

Check your progress on the nifty Tron-esque speedometer visualisation. A nice update to the progress screen is the real time chart you see underneath the current speed (13.02) that illustrates fluctuations in your internet speed as the test is running.

The results are in. presents you with a new screen where you can choose to share your results with friends, compare your results to other areas, and create an account to keep track of your results.

Brag to your friends or groan to your ISP using the built-in Facebook and Twitter tools.

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