Spectrum Speed Test

Curious to find what your actual home internet speed is like? An internet speed test for Spectrum may just be what you need to see how your current connection measures up. Get an impartial assessment with our tool below ― and see if delivered speeds are slower than promised or your needs have scaled up.

Test Spectrum Internet Speed

Are you a Spectrum Internet® customer? Use our tool to test your speed & learn more!

Your internet speed may vary based on the number of connected devices, time of day, device capabilities, and router placement, along with other factors. Try running multiple speed tests over the course of a day or two—and track the results to determine your connection's true speed.

An accurate average of what your internet speed tests for Spectrum reveal, can help you determine what you must do to make it run faster. If you conclude its your family needs that have increased, call us at 844-481-5997―and check if there are any ongoing promotions or plans worth an upgrade, so you can subscribe to the speeds you need to enjoy a seamless online experience.

Spectrum Internet Plans & Pricing

Check the Faster Options

Spectrum Internet relies mainly on a hybrid fiber-coaxial cable network to deliver a connection to your home. The provider offers three unique speed tiers at three different prices. None of them comes with a data cap, and none requires you to sign a contract. Take a look at the entire range of Spectrum Internet speeds―and see if its time to move up!

Spectrum Internet-only Plans Max Download/Upload Speed Promo Price
Spectrum Internet Standard 300/10 Mbps $49.99/mo.
for 12 months
Offer Details
Spectrum Internet Ultra 500/20 Mbps $69.99/mo.
for 12 months
Offer Details
Spectrum Internet Gig 1 GbpsΔ/35 Mbps $89.99/mo.
for 12 months
Offer Details

ΔSpeed based on wired connection. Available Internet speeds may vary by address. Gig capable modem required for Gig speed. For a list of Gig capable modems, visit Spectrum.net/modem.

Cities with the Fastest Spectrum Speed Test Results

Spectrum is the safest choice overall—thanks to its fast speeds, straightforward pricing, unlimited data, and widespread coverage in major metro areas on the East and West coasts. Spectrum's network covers parts of 41 states, with the fastest speeds in the following cities.

City Max. Advertised Download Speed Actual Download Speed
(as delivered)
Lattimore, North Carolina 1,000 Mbps 931 Mbps
Venice, Florida 1,000 Mbps 883 Mbps
Garden Grove, California 1,000 Mbps 870 Mbps
Gardena, California 1,000 Mbps 824 Mbps
Mauldin, South Carolina 1,000 Mbps 802 Mbps

Check if you are getting the speed you are paying for!

“Test my internet speed for Spectrum”

How Much Speed Do You Really Need?

Whether you're moving to a new place or just shopping around for new options, trying to get the right internet plan for your home may get more confusing than what you could possibly imagine.

The rule is simple: Pay for what your internet usage requires, which prompts the question: How much internet speed do you really need?

Internet Speed No. of Supported Users
25 Mbps 1-2
100 Mbps 3-4
200 Mbps 4-5
500 Mbps 5+
1,000 Mbps 5+
Everyday Online Activities Minimum Download Speed Requirement
  • Checking email
  • Browsing the web
1-5 Mbps
  • Streaming HD content
5-25 Mbps
  • Streaming 4K content
  • Competitive online gaming
40-100 Mbps
  • Streaming 4K content
  • Competitive online gaming
  • Downloading very large files
200 Mbps

What Can You Do with Spectrum Internet Speeds?

Spectrum
Internet Standard

Best for small to mid-sized families―browse fast, get to your email instantly or enjoy a seamless video chat with family and friends!

Spectrum
Internet Ultra

Best for mid-sized households with more enthusiastic internet users and many connected devices―enjoy streaming your TV favorites in 4K or take the pleasure up a notch with 4K gameplay!

Spectrum
Internet GIG

Best for large families who like to live smart! Everyone in the family can do whatever they love online. And all your smart devices can also rely on the ultra-fast and reliable Spectrum Internet 1 GIG for optimal functioning!

Tips for Getting an Accurate Spectrum Speed Test Result

Always Restart Your Modem/Router and Computer/Device

For every tech problem, restarting your modem and router is the most standard and proactive step to take. Just like your computer, numerous things keep these pieces of equipment from performing quite as well over time. Sometimes, those issues manifest in slow browsing and a buffering stream.

Similarly, restarting the device that you’re testing your internet speed from also creates an impact. This is because part of your speed test also relies on the performance of your hardware.

For an accurate Spectrum speed test result, restarting these devices often helps bring them back to the optimal functioning status.

Limit Internet Usage

When running a Spectrum speed test, one of the most important rules is to not use the internet while testing it.

No music streaming services running in the background, smart speaker playing music in your bedroom, Wi-Fi security cameras uploading HD video, patches downloading via Windows Update, or Amazon Prime streaming on a TV in another room.

Simply, turn off the internet on any and all connected devices to get the best speed test results!

Clear Your Browser's Cache

Before running the Spectrum speed test, don’t forget to clear your browser's cache. If you plan to test numerous times in a row, try doing this before each subsequent test.

Most speed tests work by uploading or downloading one or multiple files of specific sizes, and calculating the internet speed on the basis of the time it takes for the entire activity to complete.

If you're testing multiple times in a row, the test results after the initial one might be affected by the fact that those files already exist on your device—in the cache. A good speed test should make amends, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Frequently Asked Questions About Spectrum

A good speed test result for any internet connection should give you a number that is within a decent range of what your plan promises to deliver. According to the FCC 95% of Spectrum customers experience approximately 94% of the advertised speed, which is quite remarkable for a Cable provider. This is a good benchmark for you to determine whether or not your Spectrum Internet speed test has given you a positive result or otherwise.
Different apps, games, or browsers running in the background can slow your connection. Stop all processes, and clear your cache before you run the test. And if you still face an issue, try resetting your internet modem and/or router using the My Spectrum app, and then re-run the speed test.
The fastest Spectrum speed tier is the Spectrum Internet Gig, which features up to 1,000 Mbps for downloads and 35 Mbps for uploads.

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