Frontier speed test

Test your Frontier internet speed and see how it compares to other cities

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, upload speeds and ping. It’s free and it only takes a couple of seconds to see your speeds.

If you find your results to be a little slower than you’d like, we list ways to improve your speeds below. 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.

How to use the Frontier speed test

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Click the play button to begin and wait for the test to finish.

4. Once the test is complete, you’ll see your IP address, download speed, upload speed and ping.

5. Refresh or revisit this page to perform the speed test again. Running the test at different times will give you an idea of how and when your speeds may fluctuate throughout the day.

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How the Frontier speed test works

Before sending or receiving any data, the speed test first measures the delay between the server and your connection, also known as “ping.” That’s why you’ll see ping results before any speeds. The test automatically chooses the best server for your connection.

The speed test next 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, so you aren’t downloading or uploading any data from your hard drive to perform the test.

Compare your Frontier speed test results

Frontier offers DSL and fiber-optic internet services to about 11% 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 speedAverage speedActual speed vs. advertised speed %

Source: FCC

Cities with fast Frontier internet speeds

CityMax download speedsCityMax download speeds
Kingman, AZ500 MbpsHillsboro, OR500 Mbps
San Bernardino, CA500 MbpsDenton, TX500 Mbps
Santa Barbara, CA500 MbpsEverett, WA500 Mbps
Sarasota, FL500 MbpsBridgeport, CT50 Mbps
St. Petersburg, FL500 MbpsHartford, CT50 Mbps
Tampa, FL500 MbpsSan Angelo, TX25 Mbps
Fort Wayne, IN500 MbpsRichland, WA24 Mbps
Rochester, NY500 MbpsCharleston, WV24 Mbps
Durham, NC500 MbpsWausau, WI24 Mbps

As Frontier continues to expand its 100% fiber-optic network, its fastest speeds will likely be available in more locations. Check to see if Frontier FiOS and other high-speed internet providers are available in your area.
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Frontier speed test frequently asked questions

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.

Frontier High-Speed Internet is a DSL connection and offers speeds up to 25 Mbps. Frontier FiOS, a fiber-optic service can deliver speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. Available speeds for Frontier High-Speed Internet and Frontier FiOS will vary by location.

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 FiOS depends on your address. Call to see if Frontier internet, including Frontier High-Speed Internet, Frontier Vantage and Frontier FiOS are available for your home. We’ll let you know about Frontier internet plans and others available for your home.

Last updated 09/19/19.

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