I was at a hackathon Friday and yesterday in San Francisco, and the internet was, well, not the greatest. One of my partners showed me this great website for testing the speed of your internet connection.
The site is www.speedtest.net. It has a ton of advertisements on which is pretty annoying, but it works and is free. ;)
Once you get to the site you can see that it knows your current location. Simply hit the "begin test" button, and let it do it's thing.
It will then take a few seconds to "calculate". I'm not sure exactly what it's doing. It might be just doing some unnecessary animation to make you think it's doing something,or it could be downloading some standard file to determine the speed. Anyway, here's a pic of how it looks when it's done:
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