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Spectrum Internet speeds and plans

PackageSpeedPriceShop plans
Spectrum Internet® Assist$19.99/mo.*Up to 30Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
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Spectrum Internet® 100$29.99/mo.*
for 24 mos.
Up to 100Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
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Spectrum Internet®Up to 300 Mbps (monthly for 12 months)$49.99/mo.(wireless speeds may vary)*Shop Spectrum Plans
Spectrum Internet® UltraUp to 500 Mbps (monthly for 12 months)$39.99-$69.99/mo. (wireless speeds may vary)*Shop Spectrum Plans
Spectrum Internet® GigUp to 1,000 Mbps (monthly for 12 months)$59.99-$89.99/mo.(wireless speeds may vary)*Shop Spectrum Plans

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Spectrum Internet® average internet speed test results:

Average download speed: 118.43 Mbps

Average upload speed: 12.29 Mbps

Average latency: 33.40 ms

Total speed tests: 431,800

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Best Spectrum internet deals

Get a free Unlimited Mobile line for 12 months when you sign up for an internet plan with speeds of 300Mbps or faster.

Get a free mobile line with unlimited talk, text and data and free Advanced WiFi for enhanced network security when you sign up for Spectrum One Stream and get 300Mbps Spectrum Internet®. You can also get a free Xumo Stream Box when you add Spectrum TV®.

Why is my Spectrum Internet® speed slower than advertised?

It is not uncommon for speed test results to be slower than advertised speeds, especially if you use Wi-Fi. Your speed may also be slower than advertised if you have many devices accessing the internet simultaneously. Other possible Spectrum Internet® slowdowns include failing or outdated equipment, damaged cables, and hardware issues elsewhere in your neighborhood.

How do Spectrum Internet® speed test results compare to competitors?

ProviderAverage download speed (in Mbps)Average upload speed (in Mbps)Average latency (in milliseconds)
Spectrum 118.4312.2933.4
Xfinity 155.68194.7923.45
Optimum 135.9320.0918.63

How do Spectrum Internet® advertised speeds compare to competitors?

ProviderSpeedPriceShop plans
Spectrum 100–1,000 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)$19.99–$89.99/mo. for 12 mos.*View Plans
Xfinity 75–1,200 Mbps$25.00–$80.00/mo.†‡View Plans
Cox Communications 100–1,000 Mbps$49.99–$99.99/mo.§View Plans
Optimum 300–5,000 Mbps$35.00–$265.00/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 Spectrum Internet® internet speed test

The Spectrum Internet speed measures three things:

Download speed: The speed at which your device receives 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.

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How does the Spectrum Internet® speed test work?

First, the test client on your device determines your location and finds the closest server. It then sends a tiny bit of data to the remote server, which sends a bit of data back to the client. The client records the amount of time the exchange used and then repeats the test a few more times. The test ends, and the client presents the lowest roundtrip measurement in milliseconds. This is your latency.

Next, the client establishes multiple connections (called threads) to the remote server and requests test data. As the client downloads this data, it measures the speed and makes adjustments as necessary—like opening more threads and requesting more data—to maximize the full bandwidth of your internet connection. The test ends at the predetermined time, and the client presents your current download bandwidth in megabits per second.

The upload test works in reverse: the client sends test data to the server and takes measurements. The test ends at the predetermined time, and the client presents your current upload bandwidth in megabits per second.

Spectrum Internet® speed FAQ

How fast are Spectrum Internet® speeds?

Spectrum’s base plan has download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary). Its fastest plan, Spectrum Internet® Gig, reaches up to 1,000 Mbps in download speed and up to 35 Mbps in upload speed in most areas. In limited areas Spectrum Internet® has upload speeds up to 500 Mbps in limited areas (wireless speeds may vary). If you don’t need all that speed, the Spectrum Internet® Ultra plan has download speeds up to 500 Mbps, and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary).

How fast is Spectrum’s in-home WiFi?

Spectrum’s in-home WiFi speed depends on the speed of your plan and the gateway or router you use. Typically, WiFi speeds are slower than speeds on a wired ethernet connection.

Will Spectrum ever have speeds faster than a gigabit?

Spectrum will offer faster speeds in the coming years. Spectrum took the first step towards 10 Gbps speeds by distributing modems based on the DOCSIS 3.1 specification. But for faster speeds, it also needs more unused cable TV channels to send and receive data to and from cable modems. To reclaim these channels, Spectrum customers must switch from traditional cable TV boxes to the Spectrum TV streaming service, which will take time.

How do I get faster internet?

You can get faster internet by upgrading your internet plan. If you can’t upgrade your current speeds and feel stuck with bad service, you can also switch to a new provider.

Run a search with your zip code below to see the speeds you can get in your area.

Is cable better than fiber and DSL?

Cable is better than DSL, but it’s not better than a fiber-to-the-home connection.

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