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Windstream internet speeds and plans

PackageInternet typeSpeedPriceShop plans
Kinetic Internet by Windstream 100DSL100 Mbps$39.99/mo.Shop Windstream Plans
Kinetic Internet by Windstream 500FiberUp to 500 Mbps$39.99/mo.Shop Windstream Plans
Kinetic Internet by Windstream 1 GigFiber1,000 Mbps$69.99/mo.Shop Windstream Plans
Kinetic Internet by Windstream 2 GigFiber2,000 Mbps$169.99/mo.Shop Windstream Plans

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Windstream average internet speed test results:

Average download speed: 66.51 Mbps

Average latency: 30.71 ms

Total speed tests: 16,337

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Best Windstream internet deals

Get a $100 Kinetic MasterCard® Prepaid Card when you sign up for a qualifying high-speed internet plan in certain areas.

New Kinetic DSL customers can get $10 off their $50 bill every month for the first 12 months. Offer ends August 21, 2024.

Save an additional $20 per month when you combine a new Kinetic Fiber Internet plan with any new or existing AT&T Wireless plan.

Why is my Windstream internet speed slower than advertised?

Windstream’s advertised speeds are typically the maximum speed the internet connection is capable of, but it’s not always the speed you receive. Internet connections can be slower than advertised due to factors like network congestion, but Windstream is also one of the fastest expanding networks in the US, which comes with some growing pains.

As Windstream expands into new areas, it often acquires existing infrastructure from other companies, delivering internet across a range of technology types. Windstream customers can expect speeds to improve as the company upgrades its infrastructure, especially as its fiber network reaches into new areas.

How do Windstream internet speed test results compare to competitors?

Average download speedAverage latency
Windstream 66.51 Mbps30.71 ms
AT&T 120.28 Mbps24.67 ms
Xfinity 155.68 Mbps23.45 ms

How do Windstream advertised internet speeds compare to competitors?

SpeedPriceShop plans
Windstream 100–2,000 Mbps$39.99–$169.99/mo.*#View Plans
AT&T 25–5,000 Mbps$55.00–$180.00/mo.View Plans
Xfinity 75–1,200 Mbps$25.00–$80.00/mo.View Plans

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How much internet speed do you need?

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What is a good internet speed?

Internet speedHow fast is this?What you can do
0–5 MbpsVery slowSend emails, search on Google, stream video in SD on one device
5–40 MbpsSlow to moderateStream video in HD on three or four devices, play online games
40–100 MbpsModerate to fastStream easily on multiple devices in HD or 4K, download big files quickly, run several smart devices
100–500 MbpsVery fastStream in 4K on more than five devices simultaneously, download massive files quickly, host a livestream
500–1,000+ MbpsExtremely fastStream in 4K on 10+ devices, run 10+ smart-home devices at a time, do basically anything on lots of devices
1,200–5,000 MbpsFaster than you needOperate a bitcoin-mining farm with two dozen computers, watch Frozen in 4K on 100 devices at the same time

About our Windstream internet speed test

The Windstream internet speed measures three things:

Download speed: The speed at which your device pulls data from the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.

Upload speed: The speed at which your device sends data to the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.

Latency (Ping): The time (measured in milliseconds) it takes for a signal to travel from your device to an internet server and back. Lower latency means your connection has a better response time for activities like gaming and livestreams.

Learn More About Internet Speeds

How does the Windstream internet speed test work?

Our speed test connects to a nearby server and sends information back and forth. By sending files of different lengths and measuring how long it takes, the test learns about the speed of your connection. This usually reflects your home’s internet speed, but other factors like a slow router or people watching Netflix in the next room can impact the results too.

To get a more accurate measurement of your internet connection, connect your device directly to the router using an Ethernet cable instead of a wireless connection, and make sure you’re not also using bandwidth on other devices.

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