The FCC has launched a new broadband speed test site at broadband.gov to give consumers a “trusted” source with which to test their connections at various times during the day. The test is performed by a basic Java app that is free to download.
You can go elsewhere, though, if you don’t trust big government systems. DSLReports.com is one of the longest running testing/forum sites that allows you to record your testing histories and compare them with other customers in your footprint. The site also contains dozens of additional tools to help determine what else may be slowing you down.
Speedtest.net from Ookla has a more visual interface.