The Shaw Speedtest is an online tool that is able to determine the Internet connection of a computer by calculating its download and upload speed. The program states that all programs that are active on a computer be closed prior to beginning the test.
The Shaw Speedtest states that other applications running in the computer, such as video programs or torrent clients, typically requires Internet bandwidth. This reduces the accuracy of the test as the programs are using up resources generated by the computer's central processing unit. The Shaw Speedtest is powered by Ookla and its support team can be contacted by either phone, email or live chat support.