Speedtest relies on a network of over 5,500 host servers owned and operated by internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile carriers around the globe. By default, Speedtest chooses a nearby server with a fast ping result, trying to reach the maximum potential of your internet connection.
For a more complete measure of your speed, test to other servers in various locations. Many sites and streaming services may host their content on servers that are far away from your current location, which could translate to slower speeds and pings from those services.
Testing to our sponsored servers does not necessarily tell you how fast your connection would be if you were to sign up for that sponsor’s services. All tests run on Speedtest reflect the speed of your connection from your current ISP or carrier.
Though our host network is always growing, it’s possible that we don’t yet have a host in your area. If you’d like to host a Speedtest server, details are here.