About is a free service operated by which helps you discover what download and upload speeds you are really receiving from your broadband provider. has helped thousands of Irish consumers find the best broadband deals since 2010. The broadband comparison and switching service is designed to help you find the best broadband package from the right provider at the best price.

At, we use Ookla speed test technology. Ookla is recognised as a world leader in the field of broadband speed testing and has conducted billions of tests worldwide.

Why should I check my broadband speed?

When it comes to broadband, the connection speeds customers experience can vary significantly from the speeds advertised by providers. There can be a number of reasons for a slow broadband connection including distance from the exchange, older wiring and network congestion.

Checking your broadband connection speed is the first step towards achieving faster broadband.

Understanding your results

Your download speed result shows the speed at which you can receive content from the Internet.

Download speeds are measured in Megabits per second (Mbps). The higher your results, the more quickly you can download a music track, access an email attachment or stream a video online.

Your upload speed result shows the speed at which you can send content to the Internet.

This could be pictures to Facebook, emails to friends or videos to Youtube. Upload speeds are generally much slower than download speeds because most of us download more than we upload, so broadband providers prioritise this and give more bandwidth to downloads.

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