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Frontier Internet Speed Test

About our Frontier internet speed test

The Frontier speed test gauges your fiber or DSL internet speed by measuring three things:

  1. Download speed—how long it takes for data to get from the server to your computer
  2. Upload speed—how long it takes info to get from your computer to the server
  3. Latency—how long it takes a ping to go round trip from your computer to the server and back

To measure your download speed, the Frontier speed test sends a small dummy file to your computer and times how long it takes to download, converting that time into your speed.

The dummy file is completely harmless, but security software might flag it as an unrecognized file type. That messes with your results, so you’ll want to turn it off to get an accurate speed test. Just remember to turn it back on again when you’re done.

Our speed test also uses the dummy file to assess your upload speed by sending the file from your computer to the internet server and timing how long it takes to complete.

Similarly, the speed test measures latency by sending a piece of information (called a ping) from your network to the internet server and back and timing how long it takes round trip.

Download speed

Upload speed, download speed, and latency are all important for an uninterrupted browsing sesh, but when you sign up for an internet plan, you usually choose one based on the download speed. That’s because people download a lot more information from the internet than they send to the internet. Streaming Big Little Lies, downloading a video game file, and scrolling through your Facebook feed all primarily use download speed.

Upload speed

If your upload speed is a lot slower than your download speed, don’t panic. Most internet plans give you much less upload bandwidth. It’s usually about 10% of the plan’s download bandwidth. For example, a 100 Mbps plan might have up to 10 Mbps for upload speed, or a 25 Mbps plan might give you 3 Mbps for uploading. Frontier doesn’t specify for its DSL plans, but unless you’re doing a lot of uploading (like constantly posting to your vlog on YouTube), you don’t need much upload bandwidth anyway.

If it’s not enough, fiber internet plans (including FiberOptic plans) often give you the same amount of bandwidth for uploading and downloading, which makes them great for heavy uploaders.


Latency (sometimes called ping or ping rate) is a little different. Firstly, it isn’t necessarily tied to the internet package you choose. Secondly, unlike with speed, low latency is actually better than high latency.

Basically, latency is the time it takes for your click to travel to the server and for the effects of that click to show on your computer. If you’ve ever experienced lag while playing an online game, you’re familiar with the effects of high latency. Two main culprits behind latency are network congestion and distance from a network hub.

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Cities with Best Frontier Internet Speeds

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.

Understanding Your Results

Download Speed

Your primary metric for internet speed and what you are likely primarily trying to measure. Your download speed is, simply put, how quickly you can download, stream files, or access information through your connection. ISPs will usually advertise and label their plans by this metric.

Upload Speed

Your upload speed is a measurement of how quickly your connection can send files from your connection to somewhere else. It is a vital metric for people hoping to upload many large files, game online, or video chat often.

Ping Rate/Latency

Ping rate (or latency) is a measurement of how long it takes your device to send a packet and then receive a response through your network. It is especially important for any situation where you don't want much "lag" in online gaming or video calls. Average users want 100ms or less, and gamers and people looking for a perfect connection want 30ms or less.

Frontier’s Advertised Speeds Versus Actual Speeds

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 are interested in their most modest plans.

Frontier Advertised Speeds vs. Actual Speeds

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.

Frontier Internet Fastest Download Speeds

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.

Frontier Internet Average Download Speeds

Cities that Have the Fastest Frontier Internet Connections

CityCoverageMax SpeedAvg SpeedType
Lantana, TX35.00%100 Mbps100 MbpsFiber
Eastvale, CA12.60%940 Mbps94 MbpsFiber
Copper Canyon, TX42.78%100 Mbps93 MbpsDSL and Fiber
South Whittier, CA82.67%100 Mbps81 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Wahneta, FL13.49%100 Mbps81 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Norwalk, CA97.20%940 Mbps77 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Odessa, FL43.86%100 Mbps74 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Grove City, FL35.71%100 Mbps70 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Bartonville, TX16.58%100 Mbps68 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Connerton, FL100.00%100 Mbps68 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Data provided by various data sources including the FCC. For more information please view our sources page.

Frequently Asked Questions about Frontier

If your internet speed regularly dips or is well below 80 percent of the speed advertised to you, you should look into the problem or consider switching providers. Do note that using WiFi or multiple devices/connections may make it appear as though you’re getting lower speeds than you are actually getting.

About 30-50 percent of advertised speeds, although multiple factors can affect your result, such as interference, distance, equipment used, and more.

This will vary from household to household, but you absolutely need 5-10 Mbps, and most common services and processes combined require a download speed of 25 Mbps to work without issue.


Please do not deny yourself this information or wait any longer to make sure you’re getting what you were promised and what you need. You came to this page for a reason, so follow through and take any further steps that are necessary, even researching alternative providers.

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Frontier Speed Test

Whether Frontier Communications is your internet provider or you use a different provider, the speed test below can show key statistics about your internet connection.

Note: This speed test can be used to test any internet provider, not just Frontier Communications .

If your Frontier Communications speed test result is lower than expected, try resetting your router or call Frontier Communications customer service for additional assistance.

Use our speed test to assess the capability of your broadband service whether you use Frontier or another provider. These modules are designed to display statistics for download speed and upload performance. These two results are the main indicators of broadband internet robustness. As of July 2021, Frontier’s average download rate is 54 Mbps. Throughout their coverage footprint, the average latency on Frontier Internet speed tests is -1ms. For context, wired connections generally perform in the 5–70ms range. Satellite broadband connections, on the other hand, can be closer to 500–800ms.

Frontier Communications Internet Speed Data

940 MBPS

Maximum Advertised Download Mbps

155.76 MBPS

User Speed Test Download Mbps


Speed Tests from Frontier Communications Customers

Top Cities For Frontier Communications Internet Service

Rochester, NY 940 mbps 10 mbps
Fort Wayne, IN 940 mbps 144 mbps
Durham, NC 940 mbps 48 mbps
Elk Grove, CA 940 mbps 30 mbps
Bridgeport, CT 940 mbps 13 mbps
New Haven, CT 940 mbps 8 mbps
Hartford, CT 940 mbps 12 mbps
Stamford, CT 940 mbps 14 mbps
Muskegon, MI 940 mbps 14 mbps
Charleston, WV 940 mbps 13 mbps

Fastest Cities For Frontier Communications Internet Service

Bergen, NY 940 mbps 840 mbps
Orestes, IN 940 mbps 533 mbps
Tonopah, NV 940 mbps 470 mbps
Bethany, WV 940 mbps 410 mbps
Sherrard, IL 940 mbps 397 mbps

Frontier Communications Speed Test FAQ

Frontier speed tests are based on real-world user tests on both Frontier DSL and Frontier Fios connections. Due to the large speed difference on both of those networks, the speed results above are more indicative of Frontier Communications as a whole rather than just their DSL or fiber service areas.

Frontier DSL Download Speeds vs Upload Speeds

Frontier download speeds are generally strong across the board, but Frontier upload speeds can vary depending on your service area. If you are in a “Frontier Fios” service area, your upload speed should be similar to the download speed you see advertised. In Frontier DSL areas, the upload speed will be much lower, usually about a tenth of the download speed.

Having download speeds that are much faster is normal for home Internet service. Most online activities (Netflix, Facebook, etc) need dramatically more download bandwidth than upload. For this reason, networks prioritize download to maximize the number of customers they can serve.

Frontier Latency Test Results

Frontier has relatively low latency, or “ping.” Latency is the measurement of how long it takes for data to travel to and from remote servers. When you feel lag on a Skype call, that’s due to high latency. Frontier’s backbone is largely fiber-based, and their latency results tend to be good. If your Frontier latency measurement is less than 100ms, you shouldn’t have any issues with lag on your Internet connection.

Frontier DSL vs Fiber Network Speeds

Frontier uses two different types of cable to connect their customers to the Internet: DSL cables (telephone wires) and fiber wires (Internet-specific wires). Frontier’s fiber lines are mostly marketed as “Frontier Fios.” These are called “Fios” because they bought a large chunk of Verizon’s fiber territory in California, Florida, and Texas.

Frontier vs Frontier “FIOS” Internet Speeds

Frontier Fios is the fastest Frontier option by a long shot. Frontier Fios uses newer lines to connect to individual subscriber addresses, rather than pigging on old copper lines. Frontier’s speeds run into the gigabit range in their Fios areas, while DSL areas generally top out around 75 Mbps.

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Frontier speed test

Test your Frontier internet speed and see how it compares to other cities. If you find your results to be a little slower than you’d like, we list ways to improve your speeds. 

On this page:

Take the Frontier speed test

How fast is your Frontier internet connection? Use our internet speed test to find out. The test will show you download speeds and upload speeds. It’s free and it only takes a couple of seconds to see your speeds. We’ve also included info about Frontier advertised vs. actual speeds, and some cities with the fastest available Frontier speeds for you to compare your results.

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Pro Tip: For best results, use an Ethernet cord to connect your router or modem directly to your device before you run the test.

How does the speed test work?

Before sending or receiving any data, the speed test first measures the delay between the server and your connection, also known as “ping.” Then, the test automatically chooses the best server for your connection.

Next, the speed test determines speeds by sending a series of small download and upload requests and measuring how long it takes to perform the tasks. The test runs these requests straight from your web browser, similar to streaming. You aren’t downloading or uploading any data from your hard drive to perform the test.

Understanding your speed test results

Now that you have your upload and download speeds, let’s take a minute to understand the results. 

Download speed is how fast data reaches your computer from the server. It is measured in megabits per second, or Mbps. Most of the activities you use the internet for are using download speed, such as streaming or browsing the web. 

Upload speed is basically just the opposite of download speed. Upload speed is how fast your computer is sending data to another device. Upload speed comes into play when you are posting photos to your Facebook page, or sending a document to a coworker.

Want more info on download and upload speeds? 

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Tips for using the Frontier speed test

  1. Connect the device you’ll use to perform the speed test directly to the modem using an Ethernet cable. For best results, use a Cat6 or Cat7 cable.
  2. Disconnect all other devices that may be using bandwidth. This includes computers, phones and other smart devices such as TVs that are connected to your Wi-Fi network.
  3. Click “Start Testing Speed” and wait for the test to finish.
  4. Once the test is complete, you’ll see your IP address, download speed, upload speed and ping.
  5. Try running multiple speed tests at different times of day to get the most accurate results.
  6. Refresh or revisit this page to perform the speed test again.

Compare your Frontier speed test results

Frontier offers DSL and fiber-optic internet services to about 10% of the U.S. Available speeds will vary by location and service type. How do your speeds compare? Here’s a look at how Frontier advertised speeds compare to actual speeds, and a list of some of the cities with the fastest Frontier speeds.

Frontier advertised speeds vs. average speeds

Source: FCC

What internet speeds does Frontier offer?

Frontier offers DSL and fiber-optic internet services, depending on location. If you are in a Frontier DSL area, you can expect your available speeds to fall between 1-115 Mbps. In Frontier’s fiber-optic communities, speeds of up to 940 Mbps are available.

Cities with fast Frontier internet speeds

As Frontier continues to expand its 100% fiber-optic network, its fastest speeds will likely be available in more locations, so check back to see if Frontier FiberOptic and other high-speed internet providers are available in your area.

Frontier speed test FAQs

What kind of internet is Frontier?

Frontier offers DSL and fiber optic internet where available. Their DSL service is available in more places, but does not have the speeds you can get with fiber optic internet. Use Allconnect to see which service type is available in your area.

How fast is Frontier High-Speed Internet?

Frontier internet speeds vary by location and service type. Frontier High-Speed Internet, a DSL service, offers speeds up to 90 Mbps. Their fiber optic internet service, Frontier FiberOptic, offers much faster speeds, up to 940 Mbps where available.

Is Frontier FiberOptic available near me?

Access to Frontier FiberOptic depends on your address. Use Allconnect to see if Frontier internet, including Frontier High-Speed Internet and Frontier FiberOptic are available for your home. We’ll let you know about Frontier internet plans and others available for your home.

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