This speed test is so that subscribers to Frontier Internet (and others) can test their current connection to make sure they are getting the download and upload speeds they were promised when they first signed up for their plan. Too often, this is not the case. We encourage you to use this test to make comparisons between the service from you are currently getting, other providers, other Frontier plans, and the general average, which we will show you later.
When testing, please try to use an ethernet cable and make sure that most other connection intensive programs and processes, on or off your device, are not in use. We also encourage you to take multiple tests throughout the day, as results can change depending on peak usage times.
Likely the metric you came here for, and the one ISPs will use in advertising. Your download speed is vital for streaming, downloading, having multiple users, and so much more. It is a measurement of how fast your connection can download information. A higher number is simply better, and it is usually measured in Mbps.
Another important metric, especially if you work remotely, make many video calls, or regularly send large files elsewhere online. Your upload speed is how quickly your connection can send files to another server or user. It should be noted that this number is usually much lower than your download speed, especially with cable and DSL connections.
Your ping rate (also referred to as a measurement of latency), is how quickly your computer can send a packet of data to a server and receive a response. Average users should look for a number that's less than 100ms, but gamers and other people requiring quick response times should look for 30ms or less.
These are the cities and metro areas Frontier Internet services that have the highest download speeds offered. While the speeds are still low in some cases, Frontier is working to improve their infrastructure and offerings, and they are a strong option in the following locations:
Does Frontier match what they promise in terms of their download speeds? In most cases and with most plans, the answer appears to be yes, although you may want to watch out if you're interested in their most modest plans.
This graph showcases the average of the top 10 percent download speeds based on speed tests over the last 12 months. You can compare it to your own results to see if you are getting the best of what Frontier has to offer.
You can use this graph to determine the average download speed of Frontier users performing a speed test over the last 12 months. As you can see, the average is still rather slow, especially when compared to nearly any competitor, but there is a trend towards improvement in recent months.
Overall, it should be at least 80 percent of the speed you signed up for. If your results are lower, and consistently so, it merits further consideration and concern on your end, even perhaps a switch in providers.
Depending on additional factors such as interference and the equipment used, you can expect to have a WiFi speed that's 30-50 percent of your plan's advertised speed.
The answer can vary greatly depending on the ways your household uses the internet and the number of users you have. Still, a general answer is that you should have at least 5-10 Mbps to operate on a basic level and 25 Mbps or more to do things such as HD streaming or decent online gaming.
Now that you have the information in this article and from your speed test, please do not put it aside and stop now. Investigate alternative plans and providers if you feel it is necessary, and try to do more research to lead you to the best decision. We hope that this test and information were helpful to you, and we invite you to bookmark it and reference it again when you need to.