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How to Test Your Fios Internet Speed

by Christopher Williams

Fios Internet is a fiber optic Internet service offered by Verizon. Their official website claims speeds of up to 20 Megabits per second, which is six times faster than average cable and DSL Internet speeds. While under optimal conditions these speeds may be possible, Fios, like other high speed Internet services, is subject to external factors which affect speed, including network traffic, distance from the service provider switch and condition of the lines. Testing your actual Fios speed is a simple matter of running an Internet speed test.

Speedtest

Step 1

Launch your web browser of choice. Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox are two of the most popular, but the test will work with any web browser software.

Step 2

Navigate using your web browser to speedtest.net. Speedtest.net is an Internet speed testing service with test servers worldwide.

Click the button near the top of the screen that says "Begin Test." A small window will appear near the bottom of the page that lets you monitor test progress. The site will test upload speed, download speed and perform a ping latency test; all three results will be displayed for your review.

Speakeasy

Step 1

Launch your web browser.

Step 2

Navigate in your web browser to speakeasy.net/speedtest. Speakeasy's speed test is another online speed test. While they don't have as many servers as speedtest.net, they do have several located throughout North America.

Click on the location on the left that is nearest to you. A dashboard will appear in the middle of the screen as the system tests your download and upload speeds, then displays results for each.

Verizon FIOS

Step 1

Launch your web browser.

Step 2

Navigate in your browser to my.verizon.com/micro/speedtest/broadband.

Click on "Check my Speed," then click on "Continue." On the next screen, click on the region of the country where you live, then click "Continue" once again. A dashboard view will appear in the middle of the screen where you can monitor test progress, and where test results are displayed upon completion.

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