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Internet Access Speed

I would  like to know what is Internet Access Speed .

We can use speedtest.net or other similar online services to test our internet access speed , to check whether the speed meet what we subcribed (pay)  for .

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I like to know when we  "measure " the  "Internet access speed", are we only measure the speed between our home's modem and Local ISP ???

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If the "Internet access speed " is only measured between home's modem to Local ISP, how about "WAN Speed"  ( the data flow through WAN ) , how to measure WAN Speed .

If I confuse you on this second question , please let me know , i will try to describe one more time .
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The service that an ISP provides is only between you and them.  And all of the speed statements I've seen say "Up to xxMbps" and that the actual speed will vary.  WAN would suggest that you have a contracted link between two or more points.  The available speed will depend on what you have been able to sign up for.

Speed on the public internet is quite variable.  It depends on the traffic between two points and what speeds the two points have available to them.  If you are the only connecting to the server that a web site is on, you should get a pretty quick response.  If you are 1 of 10,000, it could be a lot slower.  If you have a blazing fast 50Mbps connection and a web site only has a T1 at 1.544Mbps, the slower connection will set the limit.
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If I use SPEEDTEST.NET  to test my Internet Speed , the measurement from SPEEDTEST.NET is this indicate the speed  between I and my Local ISP , or , between I and my Target Server (that's mean the average speed across the WAN link )  ???
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The Speedtest.net 's server is after the my Local ISP . That's mean the measured download & upload speed is indicate the  average "internet speed"  across the WAN until reaching " destinated server " .

In the other words , the measured speed is between my modem and destinated server ( remote target server ) ???  Am I right ???   Please advise.
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