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Speakeasy Speed Test - Measure Your Available Bandwidth

Use the Speakeasy link below to measure your Internet download and upload speeds.

True Blade staff have recorded speeds (below) for the ISPs and locations where we have run the test.

On the Speakeasy site, you can select servers in different locations; use whichever Speakeasy server is closest to your physical location at that time.

Speakeasy Speed Test

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True Blade's Speakeasy and Argonne National Labs
Internet Speed Test Results

Date ISP & Location
Download speed (Kbps) Upload speed (Kbps) Notes
2006-03-20 Verizon FiOS
Ellicott City, Maryland, USA
15,178 1,724 I was an early Verizon FiOS customer. I believe this is the fastest speed I had ever recorded from this test. The service was advertised as 15,000 / 2,000.
2006-04-11 Unknown ISP
Comfort Inn, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
1,307
1,117
Free Wi-Fi from the hotel. Looks like a T-1.
2006-07-05
Verizon Wireless
Starbucks, Route 40, Ellicott City, Maryland, USA
688 77

2006-07-05 T-Mobile Wi-Fi
Starbucks, Route 40, Ellicott City, Maryland, USA
1,414 631
Wanted to see if the paid Wi-Fi service was much better than using my Verizon Wireless service.
2006-07-14
Daily Grind Coffee Shop
Fulton, Maryland, USA
2,812
642
Using their free Wi-Fi. I believe I was the only user at the time.
2007-01-28
Verizon FiOS
Staten Island, New York, USA
10,376
1,813

2007-01-28
Verizon Wireless
Staten Island, New York, USA
1,085
117
The download speed for this service seems to have greatly improved in the last six months.
2007-01-29
Verizon Business DSL
New York, NY
5,919
727
Average of two tests with no other users on the circuit.
2007-01-29
Time Warner Business Cable
New York, NY
6,882
490
Average of two tests with no other users on the circuit.
2007-02-01 Verizon FiOS
Kensington, Maryland, USA
15,487
 1,788 Advertised service is 15,000 / 2,000.
2007-02-13 Cogent Fiber
New York, NY
19,628
 4,002 Inaccurate result. Cogent is the first ISP I've tested with more bandwidth than the Speakeasy test can measure. The advertised bandwidth is 100,000 / 100,000.
2007-02-14 Cogent Fiber
New York, NY
37,531
 4,907 More accurate result. Again, the advertised bandwidth is 100,000 / 100,000.
2007-02-18
Verizon Wireless
Tarrytown, New York, USA
1,190
125
The fastest speeds I've ever recorded for Verizon Wireless Internet.
2007-03-10
Verizon Wireless
Flushing, New York, USA
533
78
My first test with new Verizon Wireless hardware in a new laptop: a V640 ExpressCard in an HP Pavilion dv2210us running Windows Vista Home Premium.
2007-04-18
www.hinet.net aka Chunghwa Telecom
Taipei, Taiwan
1,861
180
Connected via a Linksys WRT54GC wireless router using WPA Personal / TKIP authentication.
2007-06-10
cable.mindspring.com
Flushing, New York, USA
1,900
486
Compare later with Verizon DSL.
2007-07-03
Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
955 332
Key West Avenue
2007-07-03 Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
1,064
381
Shady Grove Road at Research Drive
2007-07-03 Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
376
352
Shady Grove Road at I-270
2007-07-03 Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
906
434
I-270 at I-495
2007-07-03 Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Kensington, Maryland, USA
1,264
668
I-495 at MD-185
2007-07-03 Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Kensington, Maryland, USA
667
241

2007-07-03 Verizon FiOS
Kensington, Maryland, USA
12,050
1,650 Advertised as 15,000 / 2,000
2007-07-07
Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Quanah, Texas, USA
115
55
1xRTT network.
2007-07-09
Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
130
85
1xRTT network.
2007-07-16
Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
1563
544

2007-07-29
Verizon Wireless, Rev A
San Francisco, California, USA
1579
542
Radisson Hotel at Fisherman's Wharf
2007-08-02
Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Oakland, California, USA
2521
299
Oakland Airport
2007-08-15 Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Washington, DC, USA
127
77
1xRTT network.  Although this is a really slow speed connection, it was done underground on the Washington subway between the Tenleytown and Van Ness stations.
2007-08-25
Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Rockville, MD, USA
1622
853 Gordon Biersch Restaurant in downtown Rockville
Their free WiFi was 1087/316
2007-09-06 Verizon DSL
Flushing, NY

2870

723

Service has been reliable.
2007-10-13
Columbus Airport Airport (CMH) Free Wi-Fi Columbus, Ohio, USA
3524
2392
Free Wi-Fi that's fast. Looks like the service is provided by ameritech.net.
2008-01-12
Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Great Falls, VA, USA
1144
743

2008-12-25 Verizon Wireless, Rev A
Minooka, IL, USA
1022 363 18 months ago I only got slow speed (1xRTT) service. This is a dramatic improvement.
2009-05-15 KB Telecom
Taipei, Taiwan
1362 207 Excellent speed considering the Speakeasy resources are across the Pacific Ocean from here.
2009-06-24  Verizon FiOS
Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA
 10,246  1,845 Over Wi-Fi, WPA2, using the Verizon supplied router. 
2009-07-13 Verizon DSL
Flushing, NY
2,860 671 Same installation as 2007-09-06 with similar results.
2009-07-13 Time Warner Cable NYC - Flushing, NY
9,158 490 Recently had Cable installed. There was some initial problem resulting in very slow speeds which seems to have been fixed now. Note the upload is slower than Verizon DSL.
2009-08-02 Time Warner Cable NYC - Flushing, NY 4,914
462 Time Warner Cable is still slow in Flushing, NY. It's been slow ever since I turned the service on. On a prior call to a TWC tech support rep I was told this issue has been open since March, 2009. I wonder if TWC will ever give me a credit for the service being slower than advertised.
2009-08-12 Verizon Wireless, via a BlackBerry tethered by Bluetooth - New York, NY 317 109 Several tests were repeated and the speeds were consistently similar to the numbers at left. See below; the download speed appears faster when the BlackBerry is tethered by USB cable. Phone is a BlackBerry World  Edition.
2009-08-12 Verizon Wireless, via a BlackBerry tethered by USB - New York, NY
671 118 Tethered via USB cable.
2009-08-16 iBAHN Internet, at the Courtyard Marriott, Chevy Chase, Maryland
4,551
1,372
These speeds were recorded over Wi-Fi. Wired Internet is also available. The service is provided free.
2009-08-18
Verizon FiOS
Kensington, Maryland, USA
14,109 1,809 Advertised as 15,000 down and 2,000 up.
2009-08-20 Verizon Wireless Times Square, New York, NY
1,033 113 Similar to the speeds I measured on 2007-03-10. This PC does not have Rev A of VZW.
2009-08-31 Cogent Fiber
New York, NY
37,210 25,390 This was measured with the ANL speed test. The connection is rated at 100Mb/S both ways. It's hard to imagine a PC posting higher numbers.
2009-09-30 Panera Bread
Cafe 3571
Timonium, Maryland
 515 106 I remember getting faster results from the Panera Bread Cafe in Chevy Chase, Maryland but forgot to record the speeds.
2009-11-22
Verizon FiOS
Kensington, Maryland, USA
25,776
9,500
I upgraded to the FiOS 25,000 down and 15,000 up service. It's hard to see the difference from the 15,000 down and 2,000 up service.
2009-12-08 Verizon DSL
Flushing, NY
976 728 Not looking too good for Verizon DSL this past week! Believe it or not I had to be emphatic to get the VZ tech support rep to open a trouble ticket when I called last night to complain about the slow speed. The rep wanted me to call back because even though the speed is so pathetically slow, he said his tests showed everything was fine.
2009-12-29 SSID: TSAIA_PUBLIC in the International Terminal of the Anchorage, Alaska Airport 765 3,601 Pretty good bandwidth for Free Wi-Fi. Note that TSAIA = "Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport"
2010-05-20 7DaysInn Hotel
Kunming, China
 1,100 42 Wired Internet at my hotel in Kunming, China. 7DaysInn Hotels are inexpensive and clean. 
2010-06-13 Verizon FiOS
Chevy Chase, Maryland 
9,940 1,850 Excellent speed from the Internet at my Dad's apartment. The connection and speed measurements are via the MI424WR-GEN2 router supplied by Verizon. It would be great if Verizon could get FiOS deployed in NYC.
2010-07-22 Verizon DSL
Flushing, NY (measured by Argonne National Labs Test
2,830 686  Normal speeds for my residential DSL. The test generates this info:
[S2C]: Packet queuing detected
2010-09-03 Virgin Mobile MiFi
Rockville, MD
 440 310
Thanks to David Pogue's article in the NY Times, we purchased and are testing a Virgin Mobile Novatel MiFi device.
2010-09-03 Virgin Mobile MiFi
Bethesda, MD
510
120
In a car at Wisconsin Avenue and Pooks Hill Road
2010-09-03 Virgin Mobile MiFi
Kensington, MD
570 390 In a car near Connecticut Avenue and Saul Road
2010-09-12 McDonalds
1300 Morse Road, Columbus, OH
325 97
My hotel's Internet wasn't working well; McDonalds Wi-Fi (via AT&T) works fine.
2011-07-03 Tethering over a Tmobile 4G connection in Flushing, NY  2,970 1,370 Tmobile Android Sidekick 4G phone that supports tethering over 4G. Tmobile charges $14.99 per month for tethering and it seems to work reasonably well, with good speeds as reported at left.
2011-11-18
Verizon FiOS
Kensington, MD
USA
22,560
19,590
Verizon is delivering tremendous speed. Test was conducted over WiFi to a MacBook Air.
2011-11-29 Cogent Fiber
New York, NY  
40,510 34,100 Test was conducted over WiFi provided by a Buffalo N150 router to a MacBook Air. I believe this is the highest bandwidth I've ever recorded over any wireless connection.
2011-12-16 Cogent Fiber
New York, NY
73,240 67,540
All time record speed for 5+ years! Wired Ethernet, new HP PC with an i7 and Windows 7 64 bit.
2012-11-2 Verizon LTE
18,670 1,220
iPhone 5, Rockville, MD
Uplink isn't so impressive, but the downlink speed is great.
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