Note: If your Spectrum Internet speed tier was recently upgraded, you may need to reboot your modem to get the new speeds.

What is the Spectrum Speed Test?

The Spectrum Speed Test is a helpful tool for tracking and understanding your connection speeds. Spectrum Internet and In-home WiFi offer the fastest internet speeds you can get. Stream video, play online games, download music, upload photos and more on multiple devices in your home without sacrificing performance.

Note: The Spectrum Speed Test requires the Adobe Flash Player to be installed on your browser. Get Adobe Flash Player.

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Understanding Your Speed Test Results

Mbps: One Megabit (or one million bits) per second. You need eight megabits per second to move a one megabyte file. One digital photo, for example, might be one or two megabytes in size.

Download Speed: The speed at which your internet connection delivers data to your computer. This is the maximum amount of info your computer can receive from the internet in a given second. Download speed is measured in Megabits per second (Mbps).

Upload Speed: The reverse of download speed, this measures the maximum amount of information that your computer can send to the internet. It's also measured in Mbps.


If your speed test result falls below your current plan's range, please try the following steps:

  • Use a wired Ethernet connection instead of a wireless connection to avoid interference.
  • Close any programs or in-progress downloads that are using your connection.
  • Reset your internet modem and/or router and re-run the speed test.

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