Internet Speed Test

Test your upload and download speed

Your speed test results:

Download Speeds

888 Mbps

Upload Speeds

88 Mbps

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Try these helpful hacks to improve your internet speed. Or if you just want more bang for your buck, check out providers near you with more speed for the price. Either way, we’ll help you find what you need.

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Pro Tip: For best results, use an Ethernet cord to connect your router or modem directly to your device before you run the test.

Understanding your current internet speed test results

In general, your speed test results when using an Ethernet cord should be within 80% of the advertised speeds you’re paying for, according to data from the Federal Communications Commission. This means if you’re paying for 50 Mbps, your speed test results should be at least 40 Mbps or greater.

According to, the average fixed broadband speed in the United States as of January 2024 is 237 Mbps download and about 28 Mbps upload.

If you are not getting the speeds you want or need, consider comparing internet providers available at your address.

Learn more about understanding your speed test results.

What is a good internet speed? 

A good internet speed depends on your household size and internet activities. The FCC’s minimum broadband speed standard is 100 Mbps in download speed and 20 Mbps in upload speed, which supports light to moderate online activity, but the median fixed broadband speed in the U.S. is 237 Mbps. A good internet speed has low latency and high bandwidth, allowing quick data transfer. Your internet speed should be fast enough to handle your daily internet activities and the number of devices connected to your network without issues. 

How much internet speed do I need?

The FCC classifies 100/20 Mbps as the minimum broadband speed standard. This speed supports light to moderate internet activity, so it’s best to opt for an internet plan of at least 200 Mbps if you have multiple devices connected to your network and participate in more bandwidth-heavy internet activities daily. Learn more about the internet speed you need.

Capabilities of internet speeds

Test your internet connection and see what your internet speeds are capable of. The internet speeds you need will depend on how you plan to use the internet. Check out what you can do with some common speed tiers and how long it takes to download media.

Up to 5 Mbps

  • Email
  • Web browsing
  • Online shopping
  • Streaming music
  • Streaming video in SD
  • Video calls

Up to 25 Mbps

  • Streaming video in HD
  • Downloading large files
  • Online gaming (1-2 devices)

Up to 40 Mbps or more

  • Streaming video in 4K
  • Online gaming (3-4 devices)
  • Video conferencing
  • Working from home

Why is my current internet speed so slow? 

If your internet plan is too slow to support your daily internet activities or if you have many devices connected to your network but not enough speed, your internet plan may not be enough for your needs. Also, consider your equipment. Your connection could be slow due to an outdated router or equipment that isn’t able to support your internet plan. Your provider may also throttle speeds if your plan has a data cap.

How do I increase my internet speed?

Didn’t get the results you want or expect when you tested your internet connection? Before you shop for internet providers in your area, there are a few quick and easy things you can do to improve your internet connection. If some terms are confusing to you, check out our glossary of internet terms here.

  • Turn off your modem and router – Sometimes, your equipment needs a reboot. Your internet service provider will often suggest you reset your internet modem and wireless router as a first step. Unplug both for at least 10-20 seconds.
  • Try running multiple tests at different times – Depending on when you run your test, you may see slower or faster internet speeds. It’s not uncommon to experience slower internet during peak hours. And, if you have a cable internet connection, you may be sharing bandwidth with your neighbors.
  • Test your speed using an Ethernet cord – Plug your computer directly into the modem using an Ethernet cord. This will help you determine whether the issue is based on low speeds or a weak Wi-Fi signal.
  • Boost your Wi-Fi to get a stronger signal – If your issue is a weak Wi-Fi signal, not necessarily slow internet speeds, there are several steps you can take to boost your Wi-Fi signal, including angling your antennas, moving your wireless router and purchasing a Wi-Fi repeater. You can also compare other home Wi-Fi options.

Still craving faster internet speeds? Give us a call to see which high-speed internet providers are available in your area.

Can a router increase your internet speed?

A router cannot technically increase your internet speed since this is determined by the plan you purchased from your internet provider. Even the most upgraded version of your router can’t make your 300 Mbps internet plan faster than that. While it cannot increase your internet speed, your router could be slowing your connection down if you have an old model that cannot support your plan’s speeds. Making sure your router is optimized for the internet speeds you have will ensure a smooth internet connection. Learn more about how to know when to upgrade your router to improve your internet connection. 

Who has the fastest internet speed?

Allconnect analyzed millions of speed tests to find the fastest internet providers.

Google Fiber earned the top spot followed by Frontier, Astound, Xfinity and Ziply Fiber. Google Fiber offers fiber internet plans starting at 1,000 Mbps. Frontier also offers some of the fastest fiber plans with speeds from 500 – 5,000 Mbps available. 

Why use Allconnect’s internet speed test?

Using a speed test like Allconnect’s ensures that you will get accurate results.

Using Allconnect’s speed test provides an easy and fast way to get detailed information about your internet connection. Our speed tests run on Ookla services, so you can count on accurate results. Make sure you’re getting the speeds you are paying for from your provider and test your internet connection today.

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Internet speed test FAQs

How does the internet speed test work?

Allconnect’s speed test runs on Ookla’s services. It measures the speed between your device and a test server using your device’s internet connection.

You should test your internet speed when you notice connectivity issues, make changes to your network or change providers or internet plans. It also can’t hurt to periodically check your speed regardless of these factors to ensure you’re getting the internet speeds you pay for.

Upload speed is the rate at which your device can send data to the internet, while download speed is the rate at which your device receives data from the internet. Latency is the amount of time for data to go from one place to another – lower latency means less lag and a smoother internet experience.

AT&T offers a 5 gig plan with speeds up to 4,700 Mbps, and Frontier offers a 5 Gig plan with symmetrical 5,000 Mbps upload and download speeds. Xfinity offers a 6 gig plan in select areas. Optimum, Google Fiber and Windstream also offer multi-gigabit fiber internet options that are great choice if they’re available where you live.

Common internet connections include cable, dial-up, DSL, fiber-optic and satellite. Your internet speeds may depend on your internet connection type. For instance, many cable internet providers have you share bandwidth with your neighbors. In the case of DSL, the further you are from the primary connection, the slower your speeds will be.

According to Ookla, Cox was the fastest internet service provider in Q4 of 2023 with a median download speed of 261.27 Mbps. Spectrum, AT&T, Xfinity and Frontier followed close behind. 

Some ISPs will throttle your speed if you reach their data cap or during high traffic times. If you’ve checked on other causes like your router, see if your provider has a policy about throttling – that could be the culprit.

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Camryn Smith

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Cammy is a writer with Allconnect, growing her broadband industry knowledge for over a year on the internet marketplace. Her expertise lies in home internet and broadband service with a focus on providers, plans… Read more

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