Netflix’s internet speed testing site, FAST, is getting updated to show upload speeds and connection latency. This is clutch, simply because the service only ever detailed download speeds before this change.
While we can all understand the basic principles behind upload speed and latency, Netflix takes it step to further to also test your network on both loaded and unloaded connections.
I’ll let them do the explaining for that.
Latency – which refers to the time it takes for data to travel from a user’s device to the server and back – will be measured on both unloaded and loaded connections. Unloaded latency measures the round-trip time of a request when there is no other traffic present on a user’s network, while loaded latency measures the round-trip time when data-heavy applications are being used on the network.
To get all the details for your own connection, follow the link below, then when the download speed test is done, tap on “Show more info.”