Fast.com was founded in 2016 by Netflix to diagnose customers who were experiencing slow-downs. Fast forward 2018, going to Fast.com seems the easiest way to check the internet speed and Netflix’s vast bandwidth could support it without breaking a sweat.
According to Netflix, the speed test portal has performed more than 500 million speed queries between the site and its iOS and Android apps. The company also noted that its usage has doubled over the past 7 months.
We’ve heard from some FAST.com users that they crave more information about their internet connection. That’s why today, we’re adding the ability to measure connection latency and upload speed.
As soon as you open the app or corresponding portal, a download test is performed. Once that’s done, tap “Show more info” and it’ll initiate a second test that offers unloaded and loaded latencies, and upload speeds. It also shows the IP address and the ISP’s name. It also shows you how much data it took to perform your tests.
We’re adding these new measurements to FAST.com so that consumers will have a more comprehensive view of their internet connection speed at any given time.
These new info pallets make Fast.com a great alternative to Ookla’s Speed test app, considering there are absolutely no ads here. Even though Ookla shows ads, they aren’t that intrusive to destroy the UX.