Windstream speed test
How fast is your Windstream internet? Take our speed test to see your download and upload speeds.
How to use the Windstream speed test
Follow these steps to ensure you are getting an accurate speed test result.
1.Reset your modem (optional). Unplug your modem, wait a few seconds and plug it back in to reset it. Note: This step may only be necessary if you haven’t reset your modem recently. It is not necessary to reset your modem each time before starting the test.
3. Disconnect any other devices from your network. This includes Wi-Fi connected devices such as cellphones, laptops, smart TVs and gaming consoles.
4. Click “Start Testing Speed” to begin your speed test.
Compare your test results
How do your speeds compare to other Windstream speed tests? Check out the FCC numbers on Windstream advertised vs. actual speeds, plus some of the fastest cities for Windstream service below.
Windstream advertised vs. average speeds
|Advertised speed||Average speed||Actual speed vs. advertised speed %|
Cities with the fastest Windstream internet speeds according to the FCC
|City||Max download speeds||City||Max download speeds|
|Lexington, KY||1,000 Mbps||Texarkana, TX||100 Mbps|
|Lincoln, NE||1,000 Mbps||Gainesville, FL||75 Mbps|
|Sugar Land, TX||1,000 Mbps||Broken Arrow, OK||75 Mbps|
|Birmingham, AL||100 Mbps||Columbia, SC||75 Mbps|
|Winston Salem, NC||100 Mbps||Lubbock, TX||75 Mbps|
|Cleveland, OH||100 Mbps||Charlotte, NC||50 Mbps|
Windstream speed test frequently asked questions
While we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy, your speed test should give you a good idea of the speeds you are getting. To ensure accuracy, use an Ethernet connection and make sure any other devices are disconnected before testing your speed.
When testing your Windstream speeds over an Ethernet connection, your speeds should be within 80% or higher of your plan’s advertised speeds.
Windstream offers speeds ranging from 1.5 to 1,000 Mbps where available. Speeds vary by location and internet connection type.
Last updated 04/30/19.