Free Bandwidth Speed Test Allows Users to Schedule Ongoing Tests to Track Consistency of Their Internet Service…
By: Angela Tuzzo
SIOUX CITY, IA – June 2, 2016 – PC Pitstop, maker of the only commercial whitelisting security technology, today launched the Windows version of its Broadband Quality Tool, which lets users easily schedule bandwidth tests overtime, allowing them to better track issues related to consistency of the internet service received from their service provider. The tool tests ping time and upload/download bandwidth speeds.
According to the 2016 Broadband Progress Report Fact Sheet, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) found that, “Approximately 34 million Americans still lack access to fixed broadband at the FCC’s benchmark speed of 25 Mbps for downloads, 3 Mbps for uploads.” Consumers and businesses can download the free tool at: https://www.broadbandquality.net/. Once installed, users can easily set a custom testing schedule, click start, and watch the results immediately roll in. Download and upload speeds are presented in simple charts, showing average internet speed and other detailed information. Screenshots available upon request.
In a PC Pitstop survey, testing 930 individuals’ bandwidth speeds, around 25% reported bandwidth speeds greater than 25 Mbps, while nearly 75% reported internet speeds deemed inadequate by the FCC.
“Many of the 279 million internet users in the U.S. are denied adequate internet speeds every day. On top of that, they are paying too much for internet speeds that are unreliable and unstable,” said Dodi Glenn, VP of cyber security at PC Pitstop. “The Broadband Quality Tool was designed to help users pinpoint problems with their internet connection – whether it’s at home, work, a hotel, or internet café – and provide them with factual information they can take to their internet service provider to make sure they receive the speed being promised and paid for.”
For more information about the Broadband Quality Tool, and to test your internet bandwidth for free, visit: https://www.broadbandquality.net/.
About PC Pitstop
PC Pitstop was founded with the sole purpose of creating a better way to diagnose common computer problems. Since its inception, the company has evolved into a major security software publisher in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan. Its exclusive whitelisting technology and three-factor authentication allows PC Pitstop to deliver the highest quality of security and IT management to businesses of any size. Its superior endpoint protection protects against ransomware, malware, advanced persistent threats (APTs), zero-day attacks, and polymorphic viruses. Where other solutions attempt to block a continuously growing list of every known cybercriminal and let everyone else in, PC Pitstop looks only for trusted applications. For more information, visit: www.pcpitstop.com; follow @PCPitstop, @Tech_Sentry, and @PCMatic on Twitter.
UPDATE: This tool was featured by Network World as a product of the week on June 6, 2016.
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