I just did an ACT Fibernet speed test in our location, and so far, I’m happy with the overall performance. I have been using BSNL broadband before moving to Bangalore. It was a regular ADSL connection offering 8 Mbps speed on paper. For BSNL, when you access broadband on telephone cable, upload speed is just about a quarter of the download speed. But if you speed test ACT Fibernet, the upload speed more than download speed, most of the time. That is very useful for webmasters, and people who use online storage services.
ACT Fibernet Speed Test for download and upload
ACT Fibernet has an all-optic network across Bangalore and other areas it operates. Hence, the latency is low, and the data speed remains the same in all weather conditions unless there is an issue with the underground cable or the junction boxes. I use ACT’s 100 Mbps Storm plan, which gives 400 GB bandwidth quota in Bangalore. Have a look at the results from Ookla’s speedtest.net on macOS desktop using Firefox browser.
As you can see, I get around 85-90% the promised download and upload speed on WiFi. Unfortunately, I don’t have a system with a LAN port to speed test ACT Fibernet on the wired environment. However, my neighbors, who connect to the router through LAN reports around 95 Mbps. Speed varies during the day time and goes up to 99 Mbps during the night sessions.
ACT Fibernet broadband real-world speed review
Ookla’s speed test app gives you a rough idea on how ACT Fibernet performs, in Mbps values. However, some might be wanting to know the speeds in MBps or the real-world file upload and download speeds. Again, the MBps speed test is not always constant- it changes on the basis the connectivity and location of the server hosting the target files. For this test, I use DigitalOcean to download a file from an Indian and US server using ACT Fibernet 100 Mbps connection. I will also show you how the broadband works on uploading files to a OneDrive, a popular file hosting service from Microsoft.
Speed test results as on September 2019:
- Downloading files from Digital Ocean: 9 MBps (India), and 5 MBps (USA).
- Upload: 5 MBps for OneDrive uploads.
- Torrent download speed: 250 KBps-1MBps in most of the situations.
We have tested 4K HDR content on a Sony TV. Check our video on ACT Fibernet speed test for all details.
Conclusion: ACT Fibernet is a top choice for stable broadband upload and download speed at a reasonable price. The Pro is the more or less equal download and upload speed. However, the downside is the torrent download speed, which they are probably throttling around 250 KBps.