Why do my internet speeds vary?

When using the internet, it’s normal to notice varying speeds from one site to another, or even on different pages within one site. When you request information from a website, there are many paths it must cross before the information appears on your computer screen, and that information can only travel as fast as the slowest connection along the way.

A cable modem or network cannot make a website go any faster- only the owner of individual sites can control them. The speed can be affected, either within or outside of the Wave network. To help eliminate these inconsistencies while testing the speed of your internet connection, Wave provides a speed test designed to test your connection within our network. Note that your speed will vary each time you test as network conditions change.