March 7, 2012, 11:09 AM

Apple and J.C. Penney top February response time tests

They posted the best Firefox and Internet Explorer response times, respectively.

Lead Photo and produced the fastest high broadband access times among 22 large web retailers tested in February, according to Compuware Gomez. Last month, posted the fastest response time in Firefox tests with an average load time of 0.87 seconds. finished atop last month’s Internet Explorer testing with an average of 0.94 seconds. finished in second place for Firefox tests at 1 second, followed by (1.10 seconds), (1.21) and (1.24).

In last month’s Internet Explorer response time tests, finished second with an average of 1.03 seconds. (1.08 seconds) came in third, followed by (1.51) and (1.54).

In February, the average large retailer’s high broadband response time for a shopper using Firefox was 1.93 seconds, the Gomez study shows. The average Internet Explorer response time among the same group of retailers last month was 2.02 seconds.

Response time is the average time it takes to fully download a web page. Click here for the full test results.

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