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Few weeks back, Net Neutrality was in news all over the world as it was going to affect the fair usage of the Internet on a large manner. Fortunately, the Internet users won in this case which means that the Internet Service Providers will not be able to from block or reduce the speed for any particular website.

But how we can be so sure that the Internet Service Providers are following the instructions and not causing any changes in your Internet browsing and speed? There are lots of tools available online which let you check the speed of your Internet connection. But they just check the Internet speed you are receiving at a particular moment instead of finding how your ISP or carrier is behaving when you browse the Internet.

HOW TO  Check if Your ISP is Throttling Your Internet Speed

Battle For The Net has launched a tool called "The Internet Health Test" which test the speed of your Internet and whether your ISP is manipulating your Internet speed. The Internet Health Test runs a few short speed tests to several measurement servers on different networks to compare how your broadband connection performance varies to different parts of the Internet. This information collected from users in the same region can begin to identify cases where business disputes are interfering with broadband across.

Below is how to use "The Internet Health Test" to check whether your Internet Service Provide is blocking or reducing the speed when you browse the Internet. Keep in mind that this tool is designed basically for USA users and if you are using it from a location outside USA then, chances are high that it will show your location wrong. But still the test result will be pretty good to check the consistency of your Internet speed.

Also Check : Average Download Speed Worldwide (Infographic)

HOW TO : Check if Your ISP is Throttling or Reducing Your Internet Speed


1. Go to the The Internet Health Test tool by clicking on the link given below.

Click here to visit The Internet Health Test page

2. Click on "Start The Test" button.

3. A pop-up windows will appear and the test will start automatically on it. The tool will check the upload an download and upload speed of your Internet connection along with other metrics.

HOW TO  Check if Your ISP is Throttling Your Internet Speed

4. Once the test is finished, it will show the result where you will find the "Fastest Test", "Slowest Test" and "Consistency". From the first two options, you will get the idea about the Internet speed you are getting. The consistency shows that how your ISP is behaving for different parts of the Internet.

If the consistency is shown high that your ISP is behaving similar throughout your browsing requests and it is not throttling your Internet speed but if the consistency is low that it means your Internet Service Provider is behaving differently for your different requests which is an indication that your ISP is putting cap on your Internet speed.

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