Does Your Internet Connection Affect Page Speed Test Results?

Last Update: June 09, 2019

I've been working a lot to get my page speeds better, especially mobile. When I do a test, my scores are still not good at all.

However, my friends and family say that my site loads as fast as any other when they pull it up and don't consider it slow at all. Most of them have a fast internet connection.

We live in a very rural area and have only satellite internet as an option, and it can be very slow at times. So does anyone know how much the internet connection you are using affects the results of page speed tests?


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lesabre Premium
Hi Janelle, your personal Internet speeds should not be a factor in your page loading speeds. However I have found that during high traffic times they do factor in. I am running a fiber optic Internet provider, and from what I understand fiber optic cable speeds are supposed to be the fastest.
Regardless my mobile speeds leave me scratching my head. I do believe I am not using the best choices with mobile. My other speeds are upwards of the high 90's.
All the best
Michael
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jlclayton1 Premium
High 90's would be great! I'll have the same page run anywhere from low 60's to high 80's all within a 10 minute range. So I never know which one is accurate and thought maybe my satellite internet connection was the factor that made the results so erratic.
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CandP Premium
We don't see how your personal internet connection can have any bearing on your Page Speed test results. The two are unconnected.
Colette and Philip
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jlclayton1 Premium
I wouldn't think so, but the results are so sporadic, and everyone with fast internet tells me that the pages load much faster than my results are showing.

I guess it's better than the other way around!
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CandP Premium
We have seen a lot of comments from members that, despite their Site Speed results being poor their website still seems to load quickly. It seems to us that a slow internet connection is only going to exacerbate a poor Site Speed situation whereas it will be less noticeable if the internet connection is really fast.
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jlclayton1 Premium
I think that's very true--thanks for your insights!
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N33 Premium
No idea, but I notice that it depends from place to place and even from device to device.
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jlclayton1 Premium
Good to know--thanks!
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directJ Premium
Watching this, I have the same problem, at work my pages load just as quick as any other website. At home, I have the same problem with satellite internet as my only option. I feel your frustration!
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jlclayton1 Premium
I've tried different plugins, without much difference, and am tired of messing with it! My mom just verified that my site is loading fine on her laptop and cell phone. So I'm going to call it good for now and stop running speed tests.

If you're experiencing the same thing, maybe my speeds are better than the results are showing due to our slow internet.
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