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Testing Your Bandwidth

1. Test your current bandwidth and write down the results. Compare your results against the national averages (where applicable). How did your bandwidth perform? Do you have the fastest Internet available from your Internet
Service Provider (ISP)?
2. Reset your modem or Internet connection along with your internal router and switch (if you have one). Test your
bandwidth again. Post your results to this assignment, and answer the following questions:
a. Were you surprised at the results?
b. Why is it important to know how to check your bandwidth?
3. Discuss how a bandwidth is defined within the realm of IT and what factors may affect the speed of your Internet.

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Test your current bandwidth, and write down the results. Compare your results against national averages (where
applicable).
My bandwidth download speed is 22.68 Mbps. My upload speed is 1.85 Mbps.
The average US connection speed is 7.4 Mbps. This is because data is culled from over 700 million IP addresses acrosse 240 countries. Akamai found that Vermont is now the fastest state in the country with an average downstream speed of 10.8 Mbps.
How did your bandwidth perform? Do you have the fastest Internet available from your Internet
Service Provider (ISP)?
The bandwidth perform well over the national average. The bandwidth speed is 22.68 Mbps. The national average bandwidth is 7.4 Mbps. So the personnal bandwidth is 22.68 Mbps/ 7.4 Mbps = 3.06. My bandwidth is 3 times faster than the national average.

2. Reset your modem or Internet connection along with your internal router and switch (if you have one). Test ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses bandwidth and internet connection.

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