Things have been wacky lately with my internet connection, and then there's Netflix; we just joined. But my point is, (yes, I have one) it's probably a good idea to do an internet speed test occasionally. Any of the three links below will do, but the first one explains the numbers while the second one also gives you your ping.
I compared all three to Grande Prairie, Alta, and this is what I found:
Sinkut: Download - 4.29 Mbps, Upload - 1.09
Bandwidth: Download - 4.68 Mbps, Upload - 1.79
Speedtest: Download - 1.85 Mbps, Upload - 0.72, Ping - 47
If you're wondering why the different results, I suspect it's the many variables affecting my connection. Anything more specific than that and you'd have to ask a techie. Your internet provider may also have their own online speed test.
Since Penny, the Jack Russell and modest internet star wasn't here, I showed my results to Garagee, our cat; she wasn't all that impressed. Actually, her exact words were, "Joylene, you must get out more, my dear. But first, do something with that white trash behind me. I know he has seniority, but shouldn't he be in the garage?" Yes, Garagee has a British accent.