Test Your Internet Speed

Now you have a number, but what does it mean?

Download speeds measure how fast your device can receive data from websites and other internet servers.

Upload speeds measure how fast you can send files and information to a website.


  • Streaming standard & HD movies and videos
  • 1
  • 4-7
  • Video conferencing (Skype), casual gaming (MMOs)
  • 1
  • 7-12
  • Online gaming, HD streaming on multiple devices
  • 2
  • 12-15
  • Low-latency HD online gaming (FPS)
  • 2+
  • 16+

**Note: As Internet download speed increases, lag and pixelating are resolved. Higher download speeds support better quality images, movement, and sound.

New: Find out how much speed you need with our Internet speed requirement calculator.

Why does testing my speed matter?

With our lives moving more and more online, periodically checking your Internet speed gets more and more important. Not only will it help you troubleshoot connection issues, but it can save you money by verifying that the speed you pay for is the speed you're receiving.

If you're not getting the speeds you pay for, or if you realize you need higher speed, you may want to explore your Internet options.