Internet Speed and Performance

How does your Internet service measure up? Join our project to find out!

Ever wondered how well your Internet service performs? We’re measuring the speeds and other characteristics of broadband Internet services to Canadian homes, and you’re invited to participate. Learn more about the broadband measurement project and find out how your Internet service measures up.

About Internet speed

Internet service providers (ISPs) design and build networks using high-speed broadband technology to deliver fast Internet access to Canadians.

When marketing their high-speed services, ISPs often differentiate themselves from competitors by advertising maximum Internet speeds in megabits per second (Mbps).

While this information can be helpful, it can also leave consumers wondering:

Broadband performance testing, although not designed to answer all these questions, can help consumers better understand any possible differences between different ISPs’ service offerings.

Learn about our performance testing and how to participate at How does your Internet service measure up?

How fast is fast? A broadband target speed

The CRTC recognizes that a well-developed broadband infrastructure is essential to help Canadians participate in the digital economy.

As a result, the CRTC has set a target speed for broadband Internet access across Canada (Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-291). By the end of 2015, the CRTC expects all Canadians to have access to broadband speeds of at least:

The CRTC expects this target will be met through a combination of private investments, government funding and public-private partnerships.

For more information . . .

To learn more about broadband Internet services in Canada, see:

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