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 Spectrum Speed Test Tool

Whether 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 Spectrum .

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

Use our speed test to assess the capability of your Internet service whether you use Spectrum or another provider. The panels above will display results for download speed and upload performance. These metrics are the most important indicators of broadband robustness. As of July 2021, Spectrum’s national average download rate is 145.41 Mbps. Throughout their coverage area, the average latency on Spectrum Internet speed tests is -1ms. For context, terrestrial connections generally have latency in the 5–70ms range. Satellite connections, in contrast, can be closer to 500–800ms.

Spectrum Internet Speed Data

1000 MBPS

Maximum Advertised Download Mbps

18,125,222

Speed Tests from Spectrum Customers

32ms

Average Jitter

Spectrum Fastest Download Speeds Over Time

Spectrum Average Download Speeds Over Time

Top Cities For Spectrum Internet Service

Los Angeles, CA 1,000 mbps 308 mbps
New York, NY 1,000 mbps 307 mbps
San Antonio, TX 1,000 mbps 295 mbps
Dallas, TX 1,000 mbps 308 mbps
Austin, TX 1,000 mbps 339 mbps
Saint Louis, MO 1,000 mbps 292 mbps
Orlando, FL 1,000 mbps 283 mbps
Milwaukee, WI 1,000 mbps 230 mbps
Cincinnati, OH 1,000 mbps 230 mbps
Charlotte, NC 1,000 mbps 321 mbps

Fastest Cities For Spectrum Internet Service

Lattimore, NC 1,000 mbps 931 mbps
Venice, CA 1,000 mbps 870 mbps
Converse, TX 1,000 mbps 719 mbps
Caledonia, NY 1,000 mbps 695 mbps
El Segundo, CA 1,000 mbps 677 mbps

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.

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.

Spectrum Download Speeds

The speed advertised for Spectrum’s plans is the download speed. Spectrum’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.

Spectrum Upload Speeds

Spectrum’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.

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 Spectrum

  • What Internet speeds does Spectrum offer?

    Spectrum offers a wide variety of internet speeds ranging from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps.

  • Does Spectrum increase Internet speed?

    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 Spectrum. New plans range from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps.

  • What is the fastest internet speed offered by Spectrum?

    The fastest internet plan from Spectrum has download speeds of up to 1000 Mbps and costs $109.99.