As Longmont, Colorado rolls out the 1 Gb fiber network called NextLight to the city's residents, a common question is, "Am I really getting 1000 Mbps Up and Down? I run speedtest.net, but am seeing a much slower speed."
First, let me reassure you: Yes, the City is giving you 1 Gbps. The problem is you are not setup to use it, nor test it.
I am going to quickly tell you why you are seeing the low speeds as well as potential solutions, how to fix your network, and then how to get a better picture of your actual speeds.