|Type of site||Broadband internet speed test|
|Available language(s)||English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Indonesian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish|
|Owner||Ookla Net Metrics|
|Alexa rank||375 (December 2013[update])|
Speedtest.net is a free broadband connection analysis website founded by Ookla Net Metrics in 2006. The company is based in Kalispell, Montana. Users can test their internet speed against hundreds of geographically dispersed servers around the world. At the end of each test, users are presented with their download (the speed of data from the server to their computer) and upload (the speed of sending data from the user's computer to the server) bandwidth speeds. The tests are performed completely within the user's web browser over HTTP (just like normal web browsing). Since its inception, over 4 billion speed tests have been completed. Speedtest.net hit the 4 billion mark on the 13 November 2012 at approximately 9:55am GMT. 
The technology behind Speedtest.net is identical to that of the Ookla Speed Test which is provided to a wide variety of companies and organizations on a licensed basis. Speedtest.net Mini is a free stripped-down version of the speed test technology used on Speedtest.net that users can run on their own web server. Together, over 20 million speed tests are generated each month using Ookla's software.
|Top 10 Countries: Download Speed|
|1||Hong Kong||70.91 Mbit/s|
|4||South Korea||47.58 Mbit/s|
|Top 10 Countries: Upload Speed|
|1||Hong Kong||58.57 Mbit/s|
|2||South Korea||40.43 Mbit/s|
When speedtest.net was recently re-vamped, a new feature was added. This feature was called Speed Wave. Speed Wave allows users to create an account and begin a 'group' with friends who also have an account. Results can be compared and an average of all results is calculated. Badges are also awarded for achievements such as 'Highest Download Speed' and 'Lowest Latency'.
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