Download Speed and Latency Test
Get a precise, real-time read of your speed with this simple test, it can measure the performance of your connection regardless of who is your current internet provider. The BroadbandNow team recommends consumers regularly check their internet's performance as it fluctuates regularly and can identify when you need service support or when your household's usage exceeds your current plan's capability
About Our CenturyLink Speed Test Tool
Whether CenturyLink is your internet provider or you use a different provider, the speed test below can show key statistics about your internet connection.
Note: This speed test can be used to test any internet provider, not just CenturyLink .
If your CenturyLink speed test result is lower than expected, try resetting your router or call CenturyLink customer service for additional assistance.
Use our speed test to check the capability of your Internet service whether you use CenturyLink or another provider. The modules above are designed to display statistics on download and upload performance. These two results are the main indicators of broadband internet quality. As of January 2022, CenturyLink’s average download speed is 101.1 Mbps. Across their footprint, the average latency on CenturyLink Internet speed tests is -1ms. In context, wired terrestrial connections generally have latency in the 5–70ms range. Satellite Internet broadband connections, on the other hand, are often as high as 500–800ms.
CenturyLink Internet Speed Data
Maximum Advertised Download Mbps
User Speed Test Download Mbps
Speed Tests from CenturyLink Customers
CenturyLink Fastest Download Speeds Over Time
CenturyLink Average Download Speeds Over Time
Top Cities For CenturyLink Internet Service
|Phoenix, AZ||940 mbps||400 mbps|
|Minneapolis, MN||940 mbps||312 mbps|
|Las Vegas, NV||940 mbps||521 mbps|
|Tucson, AZ||940 mbps||362 mbps|
|Denver, CO||940 mbps||507 mbps|
|Saint Paul, MN||940 mbps||511 mbps|
|Seattle, WA||940 mbps||534 mbps|
|Albuquerque, NM||940 mbps||43 mbps|
|Salt Lake City, UT||940 mbps||315 mbps|
|Portland, OR||940 mbps||391 mbps|
Fastest Cities For CenturyLink Internet Service
|Hillsboro, OR||940 mbps||931 mbps|
|Rio Rico, AZ||940 mbps||885 mbps|
|Rainier, OR||940 mbps||851 mbps|
|El Mirage, AZ||940 mbps||760 mbps|
|Brigham City, UT||940 mbps||730 mbps|
CenturyLink Internet Speeds and Speed Test FAQs
The graphs shown above are the CenturyLink speed test results based on thousands of user speed tests. The results measure your home network and the broader CenturyLink network.
If you’re getting a surprisingly low-speed result, try plugging your computer or laptop into the router with an Ethernet cable, or place it close to the router to avoid interference. The above averages trend low due to the large number of speed tests being run as part of the diagnostics process for home networking issues.
CenturyLink Speed Tiers
CenturyLink speeds are split into three plan tiers: Simply Unlimited Internet (DSL), Simply Unlimited Fiber 200, and Fiber Gigabit.
|CenturyLink Speed Tier||Download Speeds Up To||Upload Speeds|
|Simply Unlimited Internet||100 Mbps||30 Mbps|
|Simply Unlimited Fiber 200||200 Mbps||200 Mbps|
|Fiber Gigabit||940 Mbps||940 Mbps|
More customers are choosing fiber internet plans as this new and advanced connection type delivers fast download speeds, resulting in less latency, unlimited data, and faster loading times. That said, CenturyLink still offers DSL internet through its Simply Unlimited Internet plan, which offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps. This is a decent speed to stream movies and shows in HD on top of occasional internet surfing.
CenturyLink Download Speeds
Generally, download speeds are faster than upload speeds, but CenturyLink’s fiber internet plans have symmetrical speeds. This means its upload speeds match the download speeds. Be aware that the more you use the internet for streaming, online gaming, and overall heavy internet usage, the higher the download speeds you’ll probably need. This is especially the case for large households with multiple users connecting to the internet on multiple devices.
CenturyLink Upload Speeds
Upload speeds aren’t as important as download speeds unless you’re big on uploading large files and photos. It’s highly recommended that you sign up for a plan with symmetrical speeds if it fits within your budget.
CenturyLink Speeds vs. Satellite Speeds
As a DSL and fiber internet provider, CenturyLink is on par with the competition that offers these connection types. CenturyLink plans have faster speeds than satellite internet providers like Viasat and HughesNet, whose download speeds average between 25-100 Mbps. Most importantly, you won’t overpay for slow internet with low data caps – common characteristics of satellite internet plans.
CenturyLink Speeds in Context
CenturyLink speeds aren’t the fastest in the market, as some providers only offer download speeds up to 5 Gbps. However, that just means it has room to grow as it makes its way to becoming one of the fastest internet providers in the U.S.