Page Editor: Norman Jackson
Page last Reviewed: 05 Mar 2021
This speed test page was originally introduced in 2010, at the start of the campaign to get super fast broadband into the dale. It provided evidence of the poor service that rural communities like ours were receiving. Happily most of the properties in the dale can now access super fast broadband from one of the three fibre cabinets that have now been installed by BT Openreach. The emphasis has therefore changed, we now want to show the speeds people are getting from their super fast service compared with that expected at various distances. Please take a moment to help.
Run the Open Speed Test
This improved test should work on most devices as it does not require Flash to be installed on your device. Make sure that you, or anyone else in the house, are not running any applications that may be using the internet whilst you run the test. As the test is also much quicker, it could be worth repeating the test a few times to see that you are getting consistent results. The green and yellow bars are a good indicator of the consistency of the test, if you see dips or a slow build up it could mean that something else was interfering with the test - so repeat it. If you let us know the results of your test and location, we can display them as anonymised dots on the Speed Test Charts, enabling you and others to see the kind of speeds that are being achieved.