Take the Frontier speed test
How fast is your Frontier internet connection? Use our internet speed test to find out. The test will show you download speeds and upload speeds. It’s free and it only takes a couple of seconds to see your speeds. We’ve also included info about Frontier advertised vs. actual speeds, and some cities with the fastest available Frontier speeds for you to compare your results.
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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 does the speed test work?
Before sending or receiving any data, the speed test first measures the delay between the server and your connection, also known as “ping.” Then, the test automatically chooses the best server for your connection.
Next, the speed test determines speeds by sending a series of small download and upload requests and measuring how long it takes to perform the tasks. The test runs these requests straight from your web browser, similar to streaming. You aren’t downloading or uploading any data from your hard drive to perform the test.
Understanding your speed test results
Now that you have your upload and download speeds, let’s take a minute to understand the results.
Download speed is how fast data reaches your computer from the server. It is measured in megabits per second, or Mbps. Most of the activities you use the internet for are using download speed, such as streaming or browsing the web.
Upload speed is basically just the opposite of download speed. Upload speed is how fast your computer is sending data to another device. Upload speed comes into play when you are posting photos to your Facebook page, or sending a document to a coworker.
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Tips for using the Frontier speed test
- Connect the device you’ll use to perform the speed test directly to the modem using an Ethernet cable. For best results, use a Cat6 or Cat7 cable.
- Disconnect all other devices that may be using bandwidth. This includes computers, phones and other smart devices such as TVs that are connected to your Wi-Fi network.
- Click “Start Testing Speed” and wait for the test to finish.
- Once the test is complete, you’ll see your IP address, download speed, upload speed and ping.
- Try running multiple speed tests at different times of day to get the most accurate results.
- Refresh or revisit this page to perform the speed test again.
Compare your Frontier speed test results
Frontier offers DSL and fiber-optic internet services to about 10% of the U.S. Available speeds will vary by location and service type. How do your speeds compare? Here’s a look at how Frontier advertised speeds compare to actual speeds, and a list of some of the cities with the fastest Frontier speeds.
Frontier advertised speeds vs. average speeds
|Advertised speed||Average speed||Actual speed vs. advertised speed %|
|3 Mbps||2.48 Mbps||82.7 Mbps|
|6 Mbps||5.61 Mbps||93.5 Mbps|
|12 Mbps||11.19 Mbps||99.3 Mbps|
|25 Mbps||29.6 Mbps||118.4 Mbps|
|50 Mbps||48.2 Mbps||96.4 Mbps|
|75 Mbps||81.45 Mbps||108.6 Mbps|
|100 Mbps||98.69 Mbps||98.7 Mbps|
What internet speeds does Frontier offer?
Frontier offers DSL and fiber-optic internet services, depending on location. If you are in a Frontier DSL area, you can expect your available speeds to fall between 1-115 Mbps. In Frontier’s fiber-optic communities, speeds of up to 940 Mbps are available.
Cities with fast Frontier internet speeds
|City||Max download speeds||City||Max download speeds|
|Kingman, AZ||500 Mbps||Hillsboro, OR||500 Mbps|
|San Bernardino, CA||940 Mbps||Denton, TX||940 Mbps|
|Santa Barbara, CA||940 Mbps||Everett, WA||500 Mbps|
|Sarasota, FL||940 Mbps||Bridgeport, CT||50 Mbps|
|St. Petersburg, FL||940 Mbps||Hartford, CT||50 Mbps|
|Tampa, FL||940 Mbps||San Angelo, TX||25 Mbps|
|Fort Wayne, IN||500 Mbps||Richland, WA||24 Mbps|
|Rochester, NY||500 Mbps||Charleston, WV||24 Mbps|
|Durham, NC||500 Mbps||Wausau, WI||24 Mbps|
As Frontier continues to expand its 100% fiber-optic network, its fastest speeds will likely be available in more locations, so check back to see if Frontier FiberOptic and other high-speed internet providers are available in your area.
Frontier speed test FAQs
Frontier offers DSL and fiber optic internet where available. Their DSL service is available in more places, but does not have the speeds you can get with fiber optic internet. Use Allconnect to see which service type is available in your area.
Frontier internet speeds vary by location and service type. Frontier High-Speed Internet, a DSL service, offers speeds up to 90 Mbps. Their fiber optic internet service, Frontier FiberOptic, offers much faster speeds, up to 940 Mbps where available.
Your internet speeds should be around 80% or higher than your plan’s advertised speeds. If your speeds are lower, try testing your speeds again using an Ethernet connection and disconnecting all other devices from the network. Also, consider these tips to boost your Wi-Fi connection.
Access to Frontier FiberOptic depends on your address. Use Allconnect to see if Frontier internet, including Frontier High-Speed Internet and Frontier FiberOptic are available for your home. We’ll let you know about Frontier internet plans and others available for your home.
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