Many people have asked me whether or not I would recommend using a broadband speed test tool to see if there was a problem with their broadband service. One of the things that I have found, as a broadband Internet service user, is that the speed of the service is a huge factor in how fast you can transfer data and multimedia files from one part of your home to another. There are so many different factors that go into making up a good broadband speed test tool, however it really comes down to a few simple questions to determine whether or not you need to run one. Here are the most important ones.
The first one is “How fast is Windstream’s dial up Internet?” In many cases the speed will be fairly similar between Windstream and other providers. This will make it relatively easy to know whether or not you are having problems with your connection. Another thing to keep in mind is that if your speed seems slow for several days that is probably a sign of an impending problem. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
The next thing to consider is whether or not Windstream provides any type of free testing tools. Unfortunately the answer to this question is “No.” The reason is that these tools are extremely expensive. Because of this it is extremely important to be able to do a speed test of your own and not have to pay anything out of pocket for it. Fortunately, you do have options available to you that don’t cost anything, but I wouldn’t recommend using them unless you have tested everything else and are pretty confident. You should always get your broadband speed tested by a third-party first.