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Internet speed is a common concern for users as more and more bandwidth-intensive online activities are becoming part and parcel of internet consumption in American homes. Adults routinely work from home and kids attend online classes. Internet is also frequently used for video streaming, gaming, video chatting, and other mundane tasks such as shopping and banking, as well as to power smart home security devices and other smart gadgets.

The speed of your internet is one of the biggest factors that determines the quality of your online experience. And the reason why you should decide on an internet plan while keeping your consumption of the internet in mind. So whether you like it or not, if you are finding it difficult to sustain the increased usage of the internet in your home on the current internet speed, chances are that its high time to upgrade to a higher speed. Without that, you are unlikely to be able to sustain simultaneously connected devices for bandwidth-extensive activities.

For Spectrum subscribers, not only does the provider facilitates the Spectrum upgrade with ease, but it also allows great choice when it comes to higher-speed plans. Our article today not only tells you how to order an upgrade but explores faster and better Spectrum Internet speed options.

Let’s start by first taking a look at what you can do to verify it is not a service or equipment issue causing slow connectivity, but rather the increased consumption.

Spectrum Upgrade: What To Look Out for Before Proceeding?

Several factors can affect the performance of your Spectrum Internet connection. And, in most cases, it is not the service itself, but rather modem or router issues that play a key role in slowing things down. Here are a few things you can try out before you upgrade Spectrum Internet.

Check Your Spectrum Internet Speed

Use the Spectrum Speed Test to determine what speeds are you receiving. And when you conduct the test, make sure it is not over WiFi. WiFi speeds are slower than what a wired Ethernet connection gives you. Plus, if the problem is experienced over WiFi, checking out the delivered speed via an Ethernet connection can help pinpoint where exactly the problem is. Also, attempt the speed test more than once during the day at different times. And keep a record of all so you can later assess the overall picture.

Change the Placement of Your Router/Gateway Device

Replace your wireless modem-router at a spot that is better elevated, and is not in a space that is closed off with brick or concrete walls. Choose an area that is central to the house, so the signals are able to travel in all directions without obstacles, such as electronic appliances (baby monitors, wireless headphones, microwaves etc.) and large pieces of furniture, cabinets, and windows.

Periodically Reboot Your Internet Equipment

Internet equipment, modems, routers, and gateway devices, all need to be given the chance to start afresh. Spectrum recommends you reboot the device periodically to keep it functioning optimally. You can reboot it manually or online. The process is simple, and you can learn how to reset your Spectrum Internet equipment even if you are not tech-savvy.

Also, remember your router has 2 settings. For fast speeds, you should use the 5GHz band, and for better range connect via 2.4 GHz. It all depends on how you want to prioritize network traffic.

Contact Spectrum Support

If none of the above tips seem to work, do not ignore the probability of a network issue that may be causing a slowdown to your Spectrum Internet connection. While there may not be a complete blackout in the area, it is only prudent to check with Spectrum Helpline representatives before exploring the upgrade Spectrum option.

Upgrade Spectrum Internet: Discover Better and Faster Choices

Spectrum is pretty straightforward in how it categorizes its speed-based internet plans and puts a price tag on them. If you are currently on the starting Spectrum Internet Standard plan, which gives you up to 300 Mbps downloads and 10 Mbps uplaods, you’ve 2 more speed tiers available to you.

Spectrum Internet Ultra

With the mid-tier Spectrum Internet Ultra plan, you get to enjoy a download speed of up to 500 Mbps. Plus, the plan offers an upload speed of 20 Mbps. Which can prove more than adequate for a mid-sized household with moderate-to-high internet usage.

The introductory price of the Spectrum Ultra plan is $69.99/mo. but standard charges may apply after completion of 1 year. Know that $5 is reflected in the advertised price upon enrolling in Autopay.

Spectrum Internet Ultra plan supports up to 8 internet-connected devices with ease, quite without having to run into a chokepoint that kills your online experience. Work with confidence, video conference seamlessly, attend class without a drop in connection, and do your homework fast. With more speed, you can enjoy video streaming without hiccups on multiple devices.

As for perks, you’ll continue to enjoy all that you do now with your current Spectrum Internet plan. No contracts, FREE Internet modem and antivirus software, FREE access to the Spectrum out-of-home WiFi hotspots, and more.

Spectrum Internet Gig

Spectrum Internet Gig is the highest speed tier offered by Spectrum for residential consumption. It gets you up to 1,000 Mbps downloads and 35 Mbps uploads. With double the speed of Spectrum Ultra, this is the ultimate internet speed you commonly come across in the residential U.S. market.

The Spectrum Gig plan now comes at the new reduced introductory price of $89.99/mo., and offers support to ultra-connected homes where multiple (10+) users and devices can stay connected simultaneously.

Smart homes where devices such as security cameras are connected to the Cloud can benefit from this plan the most because it gets you up to 35 Mbps uploads. Also, if your work-from-home needs include big file uploads and you video conference frequently, the fast uploads will make things smoother.

While all Spectrum Internet plans include the modem FREE of cost, you can further opt for the Spectrum Advanced In Home Wi-Fi at an additional $5/mo. All other perks you get with Spectrum Internet Gig are the same as with the lower speed tiers.

If you are perplexed about choosing the right Spectrum Internet speed, here’s a breakdown of top internet plans from the provider. With the help of the table below, finding the best plan will be as easy as 1-2-3:

Internet Plan Download/Upload Speed Data Price
Spectrum Internet 300/10 Unlimited data $49.99/mo.
For 12 mos. With AutoPay
Spectrum Internet Ultra 500/20 Unlimited data $69.99/mo.
For 12 mos. With AutoPay
Spectrum Internet Gig 1000/35 Unlimited data $89.99/mo.
For 12 mos. With AutoPay

*Data effective as of published data. For more information, contact Spectrum customer service at 855-423-0918

Upgrade Your Spectrum Internet Speed Online

As we said, Spectrum makes it really easy for you to upgrade your Spectrum Internet connection speed. You need not go to the Spectrum retail store or call on the Spectrum Helpline because the provider facilitates you by allowing a speed upgrade via your online Spectrum Account.

  • Sign into your online Spectrum account (remember you must be the primary account user).
  • Go to the Billing tab and then navigate to the sub-tab Statements.
  • Select Spectrum Internet from the drop-down menu under the Statement Details.
  • Next, select Upgrade. You will be directed to available options in your area.
  • Voila! Now you can pick any that suits your needs the best!

Pro Tip: While Spectrum may charge you a fee for the upgrade, chances are you’ll manage to have it waived if you negotiate with a sales representative. So better call 855-423-0918 for your Spectrum upgrade and get a deal you prefer.

All in All…

We hope this guide helps you figure out whether or not your experience of slow speeds is connected to an issue at your end or the provider’s. If you are getting speeds in the range of what your plan offers, yet your online experience is being troubled by lag, chances are you require a Spectrum Internet speed upgrade due to increased consumption. And the logical option is to go for Spectrum Internet Ultra or Gig plan.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which is the fastest Spectrum Internet plan?

Spectrum Internet Gig offers 1000 Mbps downloads and 35 Mbps uploads for the new reduced price of $89.99/mo. for 12 months with Autopay. However, you need to know that standard charges may apply after 1 year.

How do I check my internet speed?

You have to access an internet speed test tool to check your internet speed and analyze the download and upload speeds, as well as ping time and jitter.

What is a good internet speed for an average household?

A high-speed internet connection that delivers at least 25 Mbps downloads and 3 Mbps uploads, and meets the FCC benchmark of broadband, is good for standard household usage for a small family. With more users, more connected devices, and more bandwidth-extensive activities, you will require higher speeds.