Netflix launches Fast but should really call it Random

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Netflix released their own stripped down version of SpeedTest called Fast – here try it now.

I don’t know if it’s indicative of how bad our internet connection is or what, but it seems that every time I try it I get a vastly different speed result. In the last few minutes my speeds have ranged from 1.2 Mbps through to 25 Mbps with no discernible pattern.

I tried it on my phone (switching to 4G) and got even wider speed ranges, anything from 2Mbps up to 67 Mbps.

I love the simple, uncluttered (and importantly ad-free) approach, but frankly it’s useless.

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