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 Frontier Communications Speed Test Tool
Whether Frontier Communications 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 Frontier Communications .
If your Frontier Communications speed test result is lower than expected, try resetting your router or call Frontier Communications customer service for additional assistance.
Use our speed test to assess the capability of your broadband service whether you use Frontier or another provider. These modules are designed to display statistics for download speed and upload performance. These two results are the main indicators of broadband internet robustness. As of April 2021, Frontier’s average download rate is 44.9 Mbps. Throughout their coverage footprint, the average latency on Frontier Internet speed tests is -1ms. For context, wired connections generally perform in the 5–70ms range. Satellite broadband connections, on the other hand, can be closer to 500–800ms.
Frontier Communications Internet Speed Data
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Speed Tests from Frontier Communications Customers
Frontier Communications Fastest Download Speeds Over Time
Frontier Communications Average Download Speeds Over Time
Top Cities For Frontier Communications Internet Service
|Rochester, NY||940 mbps||14 mbps|
|Fort Wayne, IN||940 mbps||94 mbps|
|Durham, NC||940 mbps||60 mbps|
|Elk Grove, CA||940 mbps||25 mbps|
|Bridgeport, CT||940 mbps||13 mbps|
|New Haven, CT||940 mbps||12 mbps|
|Hartford, CT||940 mbps||11 mbps|
|Stamford, CT||940 mbps||15 mbps|
|Muskegon, MI||940 mbps||13 mbps|
|Charleston, WV||940 mbps||15 mbps|
Fastest Cities For Frontier Communications Internet Service
|Orestes, IN||940 mbps||526 mbps|
|Tonopah, NV||940 mbps||479 mbps|
|Bethany, WV||940 mbps||410 mbps|
|Sherrard, IL||940 mbps||386 mbps|
|Factoryville, PA||940 mbps||350 mbps|
Frontier Communications Speed Test FAQ
Frontier speed tests are based on real-world user tests on both Frontier DSL and Frontier Fios connections. Due to the large speed difference on both of those networks, the speed results above are more indicative of Frontier Communications as a whole rather than just their DSL or fiber service areas.
Frontier DSL Download Speeds vs Upload Speeds
Frontier download speeds are generally strong across the board, but Frontier upload speeds can vary depending on your service area. If you are in a “Frontier Fios” service area, your upload speed should be similar to the download speed you see advertised. In Frontier DSL areas, the upload speed will be much lower, usually about a tenth of the download speed.
Having download speeds that are much faster is normal for home Internet service. Most online activities (Netflix, Facebook, etc) need dramatically more download bandwidth than upload. For this reason, networks prioritize download to maximize the number of customers they can serve.
Frontier Latency Test Results
Frontier has relatively low latency, or “ping.” Latency is the measurement of how long it takes for data to travel to and from remote servers. When you feel lag on a Skype call, that’s due to high latency. Frontier’s backbone is largely fiber-based, and their latency results tend to be good. If your Frontier latency measurement is less than 100ms, you shouldn’t have any issues with lag on your Internet connection.
Frontier DSL vs Fiber Network Speeds
Frontier uses two different types of cable to connect their customers to the Internet: DSL cables (telephone wires) and fiber wires (Internet-specific wires). Frontier’s fiber lines are mostly marketed as “Frontier Fios.” These are called “Fios” because they bought a large chunk of Verizon’s fiber territory in California, Florida, and Texas.
Frontier vs Frontier “FIOS” Internet Speeds
Frontier Fios is the fastest Frontier option by a long shot. Frontier Fios uses newer lines to connect to individual subscriber addresses, rather than pigging on old copper lines. Frontier’s speeds run into the gigabit range in their Fios areas, while DSL areas generally top out around 75 Mbps.