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Test Windstream Internet Speed

Are you a Windstream Internet customer? Use the Windstream speed test to check your internet speed!

Of course, speed tests don’t tell you the exact internet speed, but they do give you a close approximation. For the best results, try running multiple tests over the course of a day or two―internet speed varies depending on the number of connected users and devices, the time of day, along with other factors. More than just one test run will allow you to assess your connection’s performance better.

An accurate average of what your Windstream Internet speed test results reveal will help you determine what measures you can take to make it faster. If it turns out it is your usage that has scaled up, call Windstream at 855-349-9312 and check out which higher speed tiers are available in your area that would support your current digital needs.

Windstream Kinetic Internet Plans & Pricing

Find a Faster Option for Your Home

Windstream strives to deliver high-speed internet to its diverse customer base―service is primarily delivered via a DSL-based network, but Fiber-to-the-Home connections are becoming increasingly available in Windstream service locations.

Windstream Kinetic Internet is a fast and economical broadband option. Service type & delivered speeds may vary depending on where you’re located. But what sweetens the deal is all plans come without any data limits or annual contracts.

Plan Max. Download Speed Promo Price Data Allowance Contract
Kinetic Internet Basic 100 Mbps $39.99/mo. .* for 12 months. Unlimited No 855-349-9312
Kinetic Fiber Internet 500 Mbps $39.99/mo. .* for 12 months. Unlimited No 855-349-9312
Kinetic Fiber Internet 1 GIG $69.99/mo. .* for 12 months. Unlimited No 855-349-9312
Kinetic Fiber Internet 2 GIG Call for price in your area Unlimited No 855-349-9312
Kinetic Fiber Internet 8 GIG Call for price in your area Unlimited No 855-349-9312

*Price after a $10.00/mo AutoPay and a $2.00/mo paperless billing discount. Prices are subject to change after the 12-month promotional period. Taxes & Fees not included.

Cities with the Fastest Windstream Internet Speeds

Windstream relies on its widespread copper line network for the most part, so in the majority of service locations what you get is a DSL-based service over a hybrid network. By using the latest technologies and Fiber in the Loop, this setup is able to deliver download speeds that are markedly enhanced.

With that said, Windstream is rapidly expanding its Fiber coverage, and with heavy investment supporting the rollout the provider plans to extend it to 30% of its 18-state footprint in 2022. Until the Windstream multi-gig service becomes as widely available, the following cities and towns will remain among the fastest with Windstream Kinetic GIG.

Ashville, AL Lexington, KY Aurora, OH
Branchville, AL Mount Vernon, KY Geneva, OH
Springville, AL Bolivar, MO Newark, OH
Glenwood, AR Doniphan, MO Broken Arrow, OK
Harrison, AR Florence, MS Lindsay, OK
Mulberry, AR Prentiss, MS Stroud, OK
Branford, FL Columbus, NC Birdsboro, PA
Jasper, FL Concord, NC Lewisburg, PA
Live Oak, FL Harrisburg, NC Emporium, PA
Dalton, GA Auburn, NE Cameron, SC
Canton, GA Alto, NM Campobello, SC
Helen, GA Eunice, NM Kershaw, SC
Fairfield, IA Hobbs, NM Lexington, SC
Knoxville, IA Fulton, NY Fairfield, TX
Sigourney, IA Falconer, NY Sugarland, TX
Albany, KY West Monroe, NY Dumas, TX

Find the Fastest Windstream Plan in Your ZIP Code!

Want to learn more about Windstream Internet plans and packages before you upgrade? Wondering which higher speed tiers are available in your area?

You can not only get all your options straightened out, but get pro advice from experts. Make the call today and get yourself up and running in no time with a faster Windstream Kinetic speed.


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“Test my internet speed for Windstream Kinetic”

How Much Speed Do You Really Need?

Whether you're moving to a new address or just shopping around for faster options, trying to get the right internet plan for your family can get more challenging than what you could possibly imagine!

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

Internet Speed Users Supported
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 Windstream Kinetic Speeds?

The fastest speed Windstream Internet now delivers is 8 Gig―it’s one of the fastest plans in America, and we deliver it via Kinetic’s newest and most advanced Fiber network―where available, this plan is a perfect match for a connected home that needs more gigs for more people and devices. Learn about what other Windstream Kinetic speeds can do for you.

Windstream Kinetic Internet Basic

At 100 Mbps, you can browse faster, get to your email instantly, download files quickly, share media, stream music & video and do much more―for a smaller family passionate about the internet, this plan makes a great budget option.


Windstream Kinetic Fiber Internet 500

Access your entertainment at super-fast speeds on several devices; enjoy multi-device HD streaming & multi-player gaming―for a mid sized family that uses the internet for work and play, this is a perfect match at a great price!


Windstream Kinetic Fiber Internet 1 GIG

Ultra-fast internet for heavy usage & many devices―download large files & share media or stream HD video on multiple devices at once―for a larger household where everyone connects everyday, this Windstream speed tier is an ideal choice.


Windstream Kinetic Fiber Internet 2 GIG

It’s the fastest! And the perfect choice for an ultra-connected home with multiple users, smart home appliances and security devices; surf, stream, work and game without limits― it doesn’t get any better or faster than this!


Tips for Getting an Accurate Windstream 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 Windstream speed test result, restarting these devices often helps bring them back to the optimal functioning status.

Limit Internet Usage

When running a Windstream 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 Windstream 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

Windstream Internet plans may vary in terms of available speeds and price, depending on your location. Call at 855-349-9312 to determine the availability of Windstream offers and pricing at your address.

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. Also keep in mind if you connect to Windstream Internet via its DSL-based hybrid network, speeds delivered to your location will also depend on your distance from the provider’s hub in the vicinity.

The fastest Windstream speed tier is the Kinetic Fiber 8 Gig. Windstream launched its multi-gig service in 2022, and added the 8 GIG plan to the portfolio in 2023. although availability is relatively limited at this time. Call at 855-349-9312 to see if multi-gig Kinetic Internet speeds are offered at your address.

Yes, but certain factors can affect your Windstream speed test results. For the best results, use an Ethernet connection when testing the internet speed, and make sure no other devices are connected to the network at the time. Also, test Windstream internet speed multiple times during non-peak hours throughout the day to determine a fairly accurate average.

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