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WOW! Speed Test

See WOW!'s speed test results over the past 12 months or enter your zip code below to see if broadband internet from WOW! is available in your area.

Download Speed and Latency Test

Whether WOW! 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 WOW!.

50MBPS Maximum Advertised
Download Mbps
100.87MBPS User Speed Test
Download Mbps
Top 10 Fastest In State
100.02ms Average Latency
2,850,076 Speed Tests
FROM WOW! Customers
304.31ms Average Jitter

Fastest Cities for WOW! Internet Service

Powell, OH50 mbps454 mbps
Wheeling, IL50 mbps385 mbps
Safety Harbor, FL50 mbps232 mbps
Oldsmar, FL50 mbps208 mbps
Chicago, IL50 mbps205 mbps

WOW! Fastest Download Speeds Over Time

WOW! Average Download Speeds Over Time

WOW! Speed Test FAQ

The WOW! Speed test results and averages on this page a drawn from thousands of IP-verified WOW! customers. The speed test database used on BroadbandNow is M-Labs, the same speed test tool used to test Internet connections via Google search.

WOW! Speed averages tend to be lower than what you’ll experience as an actual customer. This is because speed tests are frequently run by customers who are having issues with their connection. Often, the issue is with their WiFi router or a similar home networking issue. These “dud” tests get rolled into the averages, which is why we frequently cite 90th percentile averages elsewhere on BroadbandNow.

WOW! Download Speeds vs WOW! Upload Speeds

When you see WOW! Internet plans advertised on their site, they are categorized by download speed. However, this isn’t the only speed that matters — all Internet connections have to do uploads as well. WOW! Download speeds are generally several times faster than their upload speeds. This is common with cable providers, since most users need a lot of download speed for streaming Netflix and videos, but only use upload bandwidth occasionally for activities like online gaming and Skype.

WOW! Latency Test Results

WOW! Has high latency in general, which makes it a good choice for gamers in particular. “Latency” is the measure of how long it takes for a request to a website to come back to your home network — you can think of it as a measurement of “lag.” Laggy Internet connections can still be fast. Latency measurements in the 50–100ms range are normal for WOW!, although they may go as low as 30ms in some areas. For WOW! Customers who mostly care about Internet performance for gaming, 50ms or less is desirable. For the rest of us, anything under 100ms will be more than sufficient to feel “instant.”

WOW! Cable Network Speeds

WOW! is a cable Internet provider, meaning they use cable TV wires to deliver your Internet and TV service. Cable is one of the fastest ways to get Internet currently, and is much faster than DSL, dial-up, Satellite, and most fixed wireless Internet providers. Fiber, however, is faster than cable, and delivers better upload bandwidth.

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