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 RCN Speed Test Tool

Whether RCN 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 RCN .

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

Use our speed test to determine the performance of your broadband service whether you use RCN or another provider. The modules above will return statistics for download and upload speed. These metrics are the most important signs of broadband internet connection robustness. As of April 2021, RCN’s national average download speed is 151.64 Mbps. Throughout their coverage footprint, the average latency on RCN Internet speed tests is -1ms. In context, wired terrestrial connections generally output latency results in the 5–70ms range. Satellite broadband connections, in contrast, are often in the range of 500–800ms.

RCN Internet Speed Data

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Speed Tests from RCN Customers


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RCN Fastest Download Speeds Over Time

RCN Average Download Speeds Over Time

Top Cities For RCN Internet Service

New York, NY 1,000 mbps 535 mbps
Chicago, IL 1,000 mbps 339 mbps
Washington, DC 1,000 mbps 533 mbps
Allentown, PA 1,000 mbps 345 mbps
Astoria, NY 1,000 mbps 326 mbps
Bethlehem, PA 1,000 mbps 385 mbps
Elmhurst, NY 1,000 mbps 281 mbps
Easton, PA 1,000 mbps 325 mbps
Woodside, NY 1,000 mbps 353 mbps
Silver Spring, MD 1,000 mbps 261 mbps

Fastest Cities For RCN Internet Service

Bronx, NY 1,000 mbps 694 mbps
Quincy, MA 1,000 mbps 575 mbps
New York, NY 1,000 mbps 535 mbps
Washington, DC 1,000 mbps 533 mbps
Burlington, MA 1,000 mbps 526 mbps