Internet seem slow? The first thing you should do is perform a speed test. Learn more about Internet speeds, how to perform a speed test, and how to understand your speed test results with the tips below.
Internet speeds explained
Shaw and most other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) divide their Internet plans according to download speeds. Your download speed determines how quickly your devices can receive data online, which can be everything from downloading a 4K movie to receiving an email. The higher the download speed, the faster you can receive data and do more, since your download speed is shared among all the devices connected to your home network.
If you want to ensure you’re getting the right speeds or if you’re experiencing slower than usual speeds, you can perform a speed test to see what you’re download speeds are in real-time.
Performing a speed test
Before you start
Check your Internet plan in My Shaw to see what your download and upload speeds should be