Windstream internet speeds and plans
|Package||Internet type||Speed||Price||Shop plans|
|Kinetic Internet by Windstream 100||DSL||100 Mbps||$39.99/mo.||Shop Windstream Plans|
|Kinetic Internet by Windstream 500||Fiber||Up to 500 Mbps||$39.99/mo.||Shop Windstream Plans|
|Kinetic Internet by Windstream 1 Gig||Fiber||1,000 Mbps||$69.99/mo.||Shop Windstream Plans|
|Kinetic Internet by Windstream 2 Gig||Fiber||2,000 Mbps||$169.99/mo.||Shop Windstream Plans|
Windstream average internet speed test results:
Average download speed: 66.51 Mbps
Average latency: 30.71 ms
Total speed tests: 16,337
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 advertised internet speeds compare to competitors?
|100–2,000 Mbps||$39.99–$169.99/mo.*#||View Plans|
|75–1,200 Mbps||$25.00–$80.00/mo.‡||View Plans|
Data as of 02/06/23. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*For the first 12 months. No data caps. No overage charges. 30 day money back guarantee.
#With autopay for 12 months. Limited-time, non-transferable offer for residential customers that may not be combined with other promotions. Credit restrictions may apply. Subject to availability.
†Plus taxes. Price after $5/mo. Autopay & Paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies.
‡For 12 months. No term contract. Taxes and equipment not included. Includes $10/mo automatic payments and paperless billing discount. Regional price differences may apply. For 24 months. No term contract. Taxes not included. Includes $10/mo automatic payments and paperless billing discount. Regional price differences may apply.
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What is a good internet speed?
|Internet speed||How fast is this?||What you can do|
|0–5 Mbps||Very slow||Send emails, search on Google, stream video in SD on one device|
|5–40 Mbps||Slow to moderate||Stream video in HD on three or four devices, play online games|
|40–100 Mbps||Moderate to fast||Stream easily on multiple devices in HD or 4K, download big files quickly, run several smart devices|
|100–500 Mbps||Very fast||Stream in 4K on more than five devices simultaneously, download massive files quickly, host a livestream|
|500–1,000+ Mbps||Extremely fast||Stream in 4K on 10+ devices, run 10+ smart-home devices at a time, do basically anything on lots of devices|
|1,200–5,000 Mbps||Faster than you need||Operate 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.
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.