Spectrum Speed Test

Spectrum Speed Test

See Charter Spectrum's speed test results over the past 12 months or enter your address below to see if broadband internet from Charter Spectrum is available in your area.

Download Speed and Latency Test

Whether Charter Spectrum 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 Charter Spectrum.

If your Charter Spectrum speed test result is lower than expected, try resetting your router or call Charter Spectrum customer service for additional assistance.

Top Cities for Charter Spectrum Internet Service

Los Angeles, CA 940 mbps 284 mbps
New York, NY 940 mbps 301 mbps
San Antonio, TX 940 mbps 247 mbps
Dallas, TX 940 mbps 242 mbps
Austin, TX 940 mbps 299 mbps
Saint Louis, MO 940 mbps 225 mbps
Orlando, FL 940 mbps 235 mbps
Milwaukee, WI 940 mbps 228 mbps
Cincinnati, OH 940 mbps 228 mbps
Charlotte, NC 940 mbps 259 mbps

Fastest Cities For Charter Spectrum Internet Service

Great Neck, NY 940 mbps 877 mbps
Converse, TX 940 mbps 729 mbps
Caledonia, NY 940 mbps 695 mbps
Ferris, TX 940 mbps 683 mbps
Esopus, NY 940 mbps 665 mbps

Charter Spectrum Fastest Download Speeds Over Time

Charter Spectrum Average Download Speeds Over Time

Charter Spectrum Internet Speeds and Speedtest FAQs

The Spectrum Internet speeds shown in graphs above are based on hundreds of thousands of user speed tests. These speed tests are powered by M-Labs, which is the speed test database integrated into BroadbandNow and Google search results.

Averages shown tend to be lower than real-world experience, since users often run speed tests to diagnose WiFi issues. When a subscriber’s WiFi router is not functioning properly, it can result in very low speed test output — however, this is caused by a faulty WiFi unit, not the actual Internet connection.

If you are testing a Spectrum connection and getting results below 10 Mbps, try resetting your router and running the test again. In many cases, low Spectrum speeds are actually caused by modem or router issues, rather than the Internet connection itself.

Charter Spectrum Internet Speed Tiers

Spectrum Internet speeds come in three flavors: Standard, Ultra, and Gig.

Spectrum Speed Tier Download Speed Upload speed
Standard Internet 60-200 Mbps 10 Mbps
Ultra Internet 300-400 Mbps 20 Mbps
Gig Internet 940 Mbps 35 Mbps

Most customers use the “Standard” Internet plan, since it has more than enough download speed to handle streaming Netflix, Youtube, and other common uses.

Speeds are much faster on Spectrum’s Gig and Ultra plans. That said, only large families, techies, and “pro” users should pay the extra money for these plans. Most users will be happy with Spectrum’s Internet speeds on the “Standard” plan.

Charter Spectrum Download Speeds

The speed advertised for Spectrum’s plans is the download speed. Charter’s download speeds are generally much faster than their download speeds. This is because cable Internet has limited bandwidth for upload speed, and most users need to download much more content than they upload. For users who want to stream video, having a strong download speed is most important. Spectrum’s download speeds are in the 60–1,000 Mbps range.

Charter Spectrum Upload Speeds

Charter’s upload speeds tend to be much lower than their download speeds. They will be higher on Ultra and Gig plan, but don’t go much beyond 35 Mbps. Most customers do not rely on upload speed for much, and even 10 Mbps is enough to handle upload needs like Skype video and photo sharing.

Spectrum speeds vs Fiber Speeds

The main difference between Spectrum’s cable Internet and “fiber” providers like Verizon Fios is the upload speeds. Spectrum is an “asymmetrical” provider, meaning that the download speed is much faster than the upload speed. Fiber providers offer “symmetrical” service, which has just as much upload speed as download speed.

Charter Spectrum Speeds in Context

Spectrum’s speeds are faster than most other cable providers. They have been investing heavily in upgrading and expanding their hybrid fiber-coaxial cable network. By using the latest DOCSIS 3.1 technology, Spectrum is able to deliver gigabit download speeds over copper cable wires.

Frequently Asked Questions about Charter Spectrum

  • What Internet speeds does Spectrum offer?

    Spectrum offers a wide variety of internet speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 940 Mbps.

  • Does Spectrum increase Internet speed?

    Charter Spectrum has recently been working to upgrade their infrastructure, so it is possible that customers living in certain areas may receive a speed increase.

  • How fast is extreme Internet from Spectrum?

    Extreme Internet is a legacy plan from Time Warner Cable that was discontinued when Spectrum merged with TWC. This product is no longer available.

  • How fast should my Spectrum internet be?

    It depends on your plan, as well as other factors like the Spectrum infrastructure in your area and how many people are using the connection. In general, you should expect to get about 75% of the stated speeds at any given time.

  • How fast is the extreme internet from Spectrum?

    Extreme is a Time Warner Cable plan that no longer exists. TWC is now Charter Spectrum. New plans range from 100 Mbps to 940 Mbps.

  • What is the fastest internet speed offered by Charter?

    The fastest internet plan from Charter Spectrum has download speeds of up to 940 Mbps and costs $249.99.