Test Your Internet Speed vs Fastmetrics
See a sample of real Internet speed test results from Fastmetrics business customers, since 2011. Also test your own Internet speed below, on this page. Our own tests cover Internet connection types including fiber, EoC, Ethernet and WiFi. Also provided is some average speed data comparing San Francisco ISPs from M-Lab.
What stands out about Fastmetrics Internet speed results?
As a dedicated building and B2B ISP, we aim to provide download and upload speeds that are as close to symmetric as possible. The below sample of results are also fixed (except for WiFi speeds) and typically do not fluctuate. All our fiber and dedicated Ethernet circuits are backed by 99.999% uptime Service Level Agreements (SLA).
Why is upload speed important?
Because it’s how we use the Internet today. The emergence of cloud computing services is a major need for faster upload speeds. Demand for services such as cloud PBX systems and access to cloud based platforms such as AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and others, requires faster upload speeds.
Why is symmetric Internet service better?
Many Internet Service Providers do not offer symmetric service. Most speed test results prove upload speeds are much slower than download speeds. Many ISPs only advertise download speeds.
Why do data data caps matter?
Because the use of more bandwidth and data is a natural progression of how we use the Internet today. As a business only provider, all Fastmetrics Internet service connections offer unlimited data, (except our LTE backup). Many ISPs cap bandwidth or data usage. This means paying extra fees for going over data caps, or service speeds are throttled if data allowances are exceeded. 🙁
M-Lab Viz San Francisco Data: Average Upload Speeds (Nov. 1st 2018 – Sep. 1st 2019)
- Fastmetrics average upload speed: As of September 1st 2019, 14.4 Mbps. 5.3 Mbps faster than Wave, with the next highest average upload speed of 9.1 Mbps.
- Peak average upload speed: On May 1st 2019, Fastmetrics average upload speeds reached a peak of 44.3 Mbps. The next fastest San Francisco ISP was Wave with an average of 8.8 Mbps.
- Combined average yearly download speed: Using a year’s worth of data from M-Lab, Fastmetrics average download speeds were slower than Comcast in San Francisco by 4.2 Mbps. Both ISP averages were faster than Wave, AT&T and the overall San Francisco ISP average.
Average Upload & Download Speeds: 4 San Francisco ISPs
(Data taken over a year. Grey circle is overall San Francisco ISP average).
Test Your Own Internet Speed
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Fastmetrics Internet Service Speedtest Results
Most of the sample test results below are from business customers with our fiber internet service connections. San Francisco is the primary location, where our data center is. Ping times are measured from the customer locations back to our data center, on Spear Street. Fiber is the most popular business internet service we provide to our customers. Followed by our dedicated Ethernet service. Both of these services meet bandwidth heavy demands and are reliable with SLAs providing guaranteed up time. Our customers use these services to support multiple users and cloud based connectivity. Our fiber and Ethernet services provide speeds to 10 Gbps upload and 10 Gbps download.
Fastmetrics Multi Gigabit Speedtest May 18th, 2021
The below speedtest video was recorded from our San Francisco head office on May 18th, 2021. This is a fraction of the connectivity speed we actually provision to customers. (The Gigabit result in the first screen of the video below, is another Fastmetrics gigabit speedtest too).
Our Internet service and direct connect speeds reach up to 10 Gigabits per second, upload and download. Our speedtests are often limited by the testing equipment used. This speed test used a Lenovo T480 laptop plugged into a Thunderbolt3 adapter, which in turn was plugged into a 10Gig switch at our office.
Fastmetrics Fiber Internet Speedtest March 23rd, 2021
This San Francisco software developer wanted more reliability, which they weren’t getting from their wireless ISP. We installed and setup fiber. The result is faster up and down speeds, backed by our 99.99% uptime metricFIBER SLA.
Fastmetrics Fiber Internet Speed Upgrade Results: Dec 31st, 2020
On new years eve in 2020, we upgraded the fiber Internet service speed of this San Francisco public health organization. Fast symmetric speeds over 940 Mbps over download and upload. 1ms ping.
Mobile Speed Test – Business WiFi Service San Francisco: May 28th, 2020
This test completed via iPhone, shows the download and upload capability of our managed business WiFi service. This was tested from San Francisco. The service is available to businesses across the entire Bay Area
Bay Area Customer Internet Speed Test: April 23rd, 2020
New Customer Speed Test Result: April 21st, 2020
Fiber & Direct Cloud Connect Customer Speed Test – October 22nd, 2019
Symmetric Internet Speed Result For Bay Area Customer – October 10th, 2019
Fiber Speedtest.net Result – September 11th, 2019
Fiber Internet Speed Result – August 19th, 2019
Fiber Optic Internet Speed Test Result – April 4th, 2018
Backup Internet Speedtest Result – June 12th, 2017
Close to symmetric for this customer. Note that some bandwidth is required to keep the connection open, so not the complete 50 Mbps. This circuit is used by our customer as a fail-over solution.
Fiber Optic Internet Speed Test – May 22nd, 2017
Fiber speed test for a San Francisco based customer. This fiber connection is used as a backup to the primary connection of a large company. Note the upload speed in this speed test exceeds the download speed.
Fiber Internet Test Result – May 25th, 2017
Very close to a symmetric connection for this San Francisco apparel business. Note that some bandwidth is required to keep the connection open.
Fiber Speedtest.net Result – May 15th, 2017
A lower tier connection test, coming in at under 100 Mbps. Internet service for a Bay Area based business customer.
Fiber Internet Service Test – May 12th, 2017
Symmetric fiber internet connection speed test result for another SF based customer. Note the upload speed of just over 230 Mbps.
Business WiFi Service Speed Test – May 10th, 2017
A good result here for business WiFi service. Note the slightly slower ping of 4 ms. Upload speed is not symmetric, but still fast. We provide completely managed WiFi service. This provides optimal speed performance for a business wireless network.
Fiber Internet Speed Test – May 8th, 2017
Note the upload speed for this test actually exceeds the download speed, which is rare.
Business WiFi Speed Test From Mobile – 22nd Jan, 2016
Business WiFi test from one of our Network Engineers, after WiFi network setup at a customer location. Using a Samsung mobile device.
Gigabit Fiber Internet Speed Test Result – September 18th, 2015
This 2015 speedtest.net result, shows the capabilities of our Gigabit fiber service. Gigabit internet download speed alone, combines the power of approximately 660 bonded T1s!
Fiber Internet Speed Result – December 23rd, 2014
Another fiber optic test result here. Good ping time and download speed. Upload speed is still fast at > 600 Mbps, but it’s not symmetric.
Fiber Optic Internet Speed Result – October 14th, 2011
This speed test from 2011 is also for a business fiber customer. Note the ping time is a little slower than our gigabit result above.
More Speed Test & Internet Service Resources
- A speed test with Comparitech donates $0.01 USD to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit digital rights advocacy group, for Computers 4 Africa
- Compare broadband and fiber download speeds
- Check Internet speeds around the world with our interactive map
- Compare key differences between DSL vs cable vs fiber
- The table linked here can be used to compare Internet services offered by Fastmetrics
- Learn about the benefits of dedicated Internet access over shared Internet services, like cable
- See 10 key benefits of fiber optic Internet service
- Learn what factors affect WiFi speeds and what to do about it
10 Gbps Per Second Promo Video
Our new 10 gigabits per second (symmetric upload and download speeds) fiber or dedicated Ethernet service, is now available to qualified businesses. We created a short video for the Fastmetrics YouTube channel, to promote this new business service offering.
Video transcription: Is your business looking for fast, reliable and secure internet service? Fastmetrics supplies symmetric fiber, scalable to 10 gigabits per second. Backed by local support in the Bay Area. Get a free install at your business today! Visit fastmetrics.com
Internet Speed Raceway Infographic
We raced popular Internet services, then paired each service with a car. Placings were awarded from 1st to 6th. Business Internet services were matched with cars based on performances in the ‘power lap’ of the BBC racing show, Top Gear. Results from the BBC show were given preference over U.S results, due to a larger range of speed tests. No offense to any Peel P50 or DSL ‘drivers’! Considerations from each Internet service;
- Upload speed (high influence)
- Download speed (medium influence)
- Technology used (low influence)
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Source: Top Gear Power Lap Times