How Fast is Your Internet?

I have to assume that if you’re reading this, you have a computer that’s connected to the internet.

And fast internet is better. Your City Government controls the licensing for our local internet providers, so don’t get your hopes up.

So what’s a good internet speed? From AllConnect.com:

A good internet speed is at or above 25 Mbps. These speeds will support most online activity, such as HD streaming, online gaming, web browsing and downloading music.

Fast internet speeds, those in the 100+ Mbps range, are often better, especially if you want your internet plan to support multiple devices and users at once.

El Paso’s local government could have decided we needed city-wide broadband, but City Council chose to spend your tax dollars on other projects.

You know the ones.

To test your internet speed, you can visit SpeedTest.net. Close all your other tabs. Don’t get fooled into clicking on any of the ads. Just wait for the website to find the optimal server, and hit Go.

Anything over 25 Mbs download counts as broadband, to provide quality viewing of movies, cat videos, and participating in online gaming.

Go for it.

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