Put your internet speeds to the test?
In rural areas—yep, we’re talking about right here on Colorado’s Western Slope—you might not expect to have access to the same sort of advanced services people do in urban areas. And that doesn’t sit too well with us, especially when it comes to your internet. You’re streaming videos, uploading photos, sending emails, shopping, gaming, and surfing, just like the rest of the world. So, why would you settle for internet that can’t keep up?
Elevate’s high-speed fiber internet, brings a new standard of rural broadband to Montrose and Delta counties. Our 100% fiber-to-the-home network doesn’t get bogged down when you’re trying to stream your favorite show or find a new dinner recipe just because more people are connected at a certain time of day. With symmetrical download and upload speeds (who knew, there are actually two internet speeds?) your Elevate internet connection is fast, reliable, and consistent no matter when or how you use it.
To prove we are the best internet company across Montrose, Delta, Cedaredge, Olathe, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Orchard City, Eckert, Read, Delta, Crawford, and Somerset we are giving you the internet speed test right here so you can see for yourself. Check out just how much better our high-speed internet is than CenturyLink, Spectrum Charter, TDS, Rise Broadband, Clearnetworx, or any other internet service provider across not only Delta and Montrose counties but the rest of the country too! Check out what internet speed you are getting with your current internet service provider, then remember we start at 150 Mbps upload and 150 Mbps download Get 150 Mbps upload and 150 Mbps download Elevate Internet Now!
Factors that affect your internet speed test results
1) The age of the device you are testing on has a significant effect on your speed test. If you are testing your internet speed on a 2.4 Ghz device, you will never be able to pull the same upload and download speeds as if you were testing on a 5 Ghz enabled device.
2) When conducting an internet speed test on your WiFi connection, you will need to make sure you are in close proximity to your WiFi router for the best results. This ensures you are not trying to test your upload and download speeds as the internet waves attempt to penetrate walls.
3) Think about it this way, if you are running a speed test from Colorado, but the speed test server lives in Texas your results will reflect not only your local network; but also, the results of all the networks downstream that make their way to server in Texas. This 'game of telephone' across networks can make for a quite inaccurate speed test result. However, you are in luck because this is the speed test server that will give you the most accurate results across western Colorado.
What is Latency, Jitter, and Ping on my Internet Speed Test?
Network latency is a delay in transit over a network path involving many nodes (computers and devices) that create a route. Latency is a constant factor in the ability for one device to reach another and can be introduced from a large variety of sources. Latency is typically measured in ms (milliseconds) and qualified with the use of a Traceroute or PING test to show moments of either high or low latency. Elevate’s subscriber network has very low latency (1-3 ms).
Jitter, it’s a dance! Well, not really, but still kind of. Jitter is the virtual pop-and-lock that goes on between your device and the device you are trying to receive information from. It is a break in consistency of data delivery. It’s like when your friend sends you a 6 part text message and you receive their texts out of order. If you receive texts in the order of 1,2,3,4,6,5 you might be able to decipher the message even though it is out of order. However, if your texts are received in the order of 2, 6, 3, 5, 1, 4, interpreting what was meant might be impossible.
Typically, Jitter is measured in milliseconds (ms) and general guidelines show that network latency under 100ms will satisfy most software and hardware thresholds for tolerance. It’s presence on a common internet speed test is entirely normal and in no way an indication of an actual problem.
Ping (Packet Internet Gopher….yes, really), is essentially a way to say “Hi” on a network. PING is a function of a larger protocol set called ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) and is used to send out a “Hello” and get a “Response” from any device or host that is reachable and responsive. The "Hello" is called an Echo and the Response is called an "Echo Reply". PING is one of the most common network troubleshooting tools and can directly identify issues that are related to network latency and throughput.