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Would you like to know your internet speed? Are you interested to see how your current internet speed compares to other options, such as fiber? If so, click “GO” to run the speed test and compare your results to the various options in the below tables.

If your internet is not as fast as you would like, fill out our survey to express your interest in getting fiber internet when it’s available in your area.

Understanding the speed test results

“Ping”, also known as latency, measures the reaction time of your internet connection in milliseconds (ms).  A lower ping implies a more responsive connection.

“Jitter”, also known as Packet Delay Variation (PDV), measures the variability of your ping over time in milliseconds (ms).  A higher jitter may result in disruptions to your internet connection at certain times. 

“Download” shows the speed at which your device receives data from your internet server in megabits per second (Mbps).  A higher download speed implies faster download activities, such as streaming videos.

“Upload” shows the speed at which your device sends data to the internet server in megabits per second (Mbps).  A higher upload speed implies faster upload activities, such as videoconferencing.

In the bottom left is the name of your internet service provider, such as Comcast or Charter.

In the bottom right is the name and location of the hosted server used for the speed test.  The server closest to your current location is automatically selected, although you can change the server used in the test.

Download times for various files by internet speed

File type File size 5 Mbps 25 Mbps 200 Mbps 1,000 Mbps
4 min song 4 MB 5 secs 1 sec 0.2 secs 0.03 secs
5 min video 30 MB 40 secs 8 secs 1.3 secs 0.2 secs
9 hr audiobook 110 MB 2 mins 24 secs 4.6 secs 0.9 secs
45 min TV show 200 MB 5 mins 1 min 8 secs 1.7 secs
2 hr standard movie 1.5 GB 24 mins 5 mins 42 secs 8 secs
2 hr HD movie 4 GB 72 mins 14 mins 2.3 mins 25 secs

Notes on internet speeds:

  • Download speeds for DSL are typically below 10 Mbps, while download speeds for cable and fiber internet typically start at 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps respectively
  • Service providers generally refer to download speeds when discussing internet speeds.  However, upload speeds are important for activities like live streaming, uploading videos (i.e.YouTube) and video conferencing (e.g. Zoom)
  • Additionally, different types of internet connections also vary in terms of reliability; DSL connections may slow down significantly if a lot of other users are online at the same time in a certain neighborhood, while cable internet may be somewhat impacted by the number of users and fiber internet is not likely to be affected at all

Typical download and upload uses by internet speed

Download or upload speed Download uses Upload uses
1-2 Mbps Only basic web browsing, including checking email Only basic web browsing, including sending email
3-10 Mbps Streaming standard content on 1 device 1-2 user homes without advanced needs Video conferencing with up to 720p resolution on 1-3 devices Live streaming on 1 device
11-24 Mbps Streaming standard content on 2-3 devices Downloading large files at slow to average speeds 2-3 user homes with advanced needs Video conferencing with up to 1080p resolution on 1-2 devices Uploading 4 GB files at slow speeds
25-49 Mbps Streaming HD content on multiple devices or 4K content on 1 device Playing online games and downloading medium files Medium families of 2-6 people Video conferencing with up to 1080p resolution on 2-4 devices Uploading 4 GB files at average speeds Live streaming online games with 4K resolution on 1 device
50+ Mbps Large families of power users Frequent, large downloads, such as HD movies Heavy streaming or gaming households Video conferencing with 4K resolution on 2-4 devices Uploading 4 GB files at fast speeds