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Your speed test results displayed are a snapshot of your connections capacity and may vary over time. To assess how much capacity your household needs, continue to the Peak Usage Calculator.

Download Speed

Measures how quickly data can be transmitted from a server or remote computer (at the NCF network center) to your computer. An example of a download oriented activity is watching a video on a website (like CBC).

Upload Speed

Measures how quickly data can be trasmitted from your computer to a server or remote computer (at the NCF network center). An Example of an upload oriented activity is sending a video from your computer to family and friends.

Latency

Measures how long it takes a packet to be sent from your computer to a remote computer (server) and back. The lower the value for latency the better. Latency is most relevant for "live" internet activity like VOIP. It's recommended that you have latency lower than 150ms for VOIP and online gaming.

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How to use the Peak Usage Calculator

Enter the maximum number of concurrent users will be involved in each type of online activity when the internet is used the most (usually evenings for most households).

The calculator tabulates the total download and upload speeds required to support the identified activities. It will then shown how much capacity your required speeds consume of the various DSL plans available and highlights the plan that best fulfils your peak usage needs.

Highlighted Plan vs Best Plan for You

The Peak Usage Calculator is intended to inform one of many considerations when selecting an internet package.

The recommended plan for you may vary depending on price, availability, equipment required and even WiFi congestion.

Follow the Useful Links for more information or contact the NCF Help Desk at 613-721-1773 x0 or support@ncf.ca for assistance.

Plan

Represents the DSL service level installed at a premise and represents the maximum speeds attainable. 6/0.8 represents a potential maximum speed of 6Mbps download and 0.8Mbps upload.

ADSL vs VDSL

VDSL plans operate on a newer DSL technology than ADSL that is more stable and capable of higher speeds but is not as widely available as ADSL. VDSL plans also require VDSL capable modem.