AT&T speed test

Take our AT&T speed test, compare your results and see how you can boost your speeds.

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Test your AT&T internet speeds

A speed test is a good indicator of download and upload speeds as well as latency numbers. Use our speed test to get an idea of what speeds you are getting with AT&T internet service. Test your internet speeds at different times throughout the day to see if your speeds fluctuate during certain hours.

After you take the AT&T speed test, compare your results with average AT&T internet speeds and cities with the fastest AT&T speeds. If you find you need faster speeds, call to shop for faster internet plans available in your area.

Using the AT&T fiber and DSL internet speed test

Click “Go” to start our AT&T internet speed test.

Your speed test results:

Download Speeds

888 Mbps

Upload Speeds

88 Mbps

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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.

How the speed test works

The speed test first establishes a connection with the best available server, displayed in the lower right corner of the test. 

To determine download speeds, the test receives a small amount of data, around 10 MB, from the server and measures how fast the data downloads over a period of 10-15 seconds. 

Next, the speed test performs a similar action, this time sending a small amount of data instead of receiving it. 

Understanding your AT&T speed test results

Download speeds: Download speeds are an indicator of how fast your internet connection can download data, which is important when surfing the web, streaming and downloading files.

Upload speeds: Upload speeds show how fast your internet connection can upload data. Upload speeds are important when video conferencing, gaming online and uploading large files. It is common for upload speeds to be lower than download speeds, especially if you have an AT&T DSL connection.

Are your AT&T speeds lower than expected?

When testing your AT&T fiber or DSL speeds using a LAN connection during non-peak usage times and with no other devices connected, your internet speeds should ideally be within 20% of your plan’s advertised speeds. If your speeds are lower than you’d like them to be, there are a few ways to boost your speeds.

Common factors that can affect your internet speeds

  • Using a Wi-Fi connection – You can expect your speeds to be considerably slower when testing over a Wi-Fi connection. But, if your Wi-Fi speeds are less than 25%-50% of the advertised speeds on your AT&T internet plan, consider trying these common ways to boost your Wi-Fi speeds.
  • Having multiple devices connected to your network – Every device you connect can limit the available bandwidth and slow your speeds. Cell phones, computers and smart TVs are common bandwidth hogs, but IoT devices such as Wi-Fi cameras and smart appliances can also slow your speeds.
  • Time of dayPeak usage times, typically between 7 and 11 p.m., can slow your speeds if the network becomes congested with too many in the immediate area using the internet for demanding tasks such as streaming and gaming.

Ways to boost your internet speeds

To boost AT&T internet speeds over an Ethernet connection, try resetting your modem/router.

Along with resetting your modem/router, ways you can boost internet speeds include:

  • Disconnecting devices that may be hogging bandwidth
  • Upgrade to a Cat6 or Cat7 Ethernet cable
  • Upgrade or use your own internet equipment
  • Move closer to the router if testing over a Wi-Fi connection

Upgrading to a faster internet plan is the best way to get a consistent speed boost. AT&T offers speeds up to 100 Mbps with their DSL service and up to 1,000 Mbps with AT&T Fiber in select areas. Shop for faster internet plans from AT&T or other providers in your area.

Do you have the right speed?

A “good” internet speed is one that can support your online activities and connected devices without excessive lagging or load times. Any download speed 25 Mbps or higher is considered “broadband,” but many households find speeds around 100 Mbps to be a “good” speed. AT&T DSL offers speeds up to 100 Mbps in select areas, and AT&T Fiber plans start at 100 Mbps where available.

Not sure what internet speeds you need? Check out our guide to internet speeds for an idea of what a good internet speed is for your home. Once you’ve determined which speeds are best for your home and online activities, compare them to your speed test results.

If your speeds are slower than you need, consider a faster plan or network. If your speeds are much higher than you need, you may want to consider downgrading to a slower connection to save on your monthly bill.

How do your AT&T internet speeds compare?

AT&T covers nearly 40% of the U.S. with their DSL and fiber-optic internet services. Speeds will vary widely depending on location and which service type is available. How do your AT&T speeds compare to AT&T internet users in other areas?

A report showed AT&T users had an average download speed of around 83 Mbps in Q2 2020, which fell short of the national average of all tests, 143 Mbps. This isn’t necessarily an indicator of AT&T internet underperforming, however. According to a recent FCC report, AT&T average speeds were often higher than advertised speeds for select speed tiers.

AT&T average speeds compared to national and global averages

Cities with fastest AT&T internet speeds according to FCC

AT&T is one of the largest fiber internet providers in the U.S., delivering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to metro areas across the South, Midwest and West Coast. Here are a few of the main service areas where 1,000 Mbps from AT&T Fiber are available.

AT&T is continuously expanding their fiber-optic network, bringing speeds of 100 to 1,000 Mbps to more areas. Click “Shop plans” see if AT&T Fiber plans are available in your area. We’ll connect you to the fastest speeds from AT&T and other top internet providers available at your address.

AT&T mobile internet speeds

You can also use our AT&T internet speed test to gauge your AT&T wireless speeds. To test your AT&T wireless internet speed, disable Wi-Fi on your mobile device and begin the speed test. You’ll get download speed, upload speed and ping results just like you would with the AT&T internet speed test.

Average AT&T wireless internet speeds: 41.23 Mbps

According to, AT&T wireless had an average download speed of 41.23 Mbps in Q2 2020. The average AT&T wireless speeds were higher than other tested wireless services, including T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint. With the rise of 5G networks across the U.S., you can likely look forward to even faster wireless internet speeds in the near future.

David Anders

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David Anders

Senior Writer, Broadband Content

David joined the Allconnect team in 2017, specializing in broadband and TV content. His work has been referenced by a variety of sources, including ArcGIS, DIRECTV and more. As a Senior W… Read more

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AT&T speed test FAQs

Your internet speeds should be within 20% of your plan’s advertised speed. For example, if your plan comes with a download speed of 50 Mbps, your tested speeds should be 40 Mbps or higher. Keep in mind that using Wi-Fi, connecting multiple devices and testing speeds during peak usage hours can lower your speeds.

Yes, but there are many things that can skew the results of your speed test. For the most accurate results, test your AT&T internet speeds using a LAN connection, make sure no other devices are connected to the network and perform the test during non-peak hours. Try testing your speeds multiple times throughout the day to get an idea of your average speeds.

Wi-Fi speeds can be significantly slower than wired connections. When testing your Wi-Fi speeds, your results could be 25-50% of your plan’s advertised speeds. For example, if your plan’s speeds are up to 10 Mbps, average Wi-Fi speeds on that network may be 2 to 5 Mbps. Other factors, such as proximity to your router and number of connected devices, can also lower your average Wi-Fi speeds.

AT&T DSL speeds vary by location. Depending on where you live, you could get AT&T DSL speeds of 5, 18, 25, 50, 75 and 100 Mbps. AT&T Fiber offers faster speeds, with tiers including 100 and 1,000 Mbps.

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