How to Check Your Internet Speed for Frontier

by Josh Airman

Next to reliability, speed is often considered one of the most important qualities of a good Internet connection. Most people, when considering the speed of their Internet service, will notice the time it takes to load their favorite websites. While this is a good rough measurement, it fails to tell you if you are really getting the service for which you've paid. Fortunately, there are multiple free websites that specialize in testing the speed of your Frontier Internet connection.

FCC Consumer Broadband Test

Open your Internet browser and navigate to the FCC's Consumer Broadband Test. (See Resource 3)

Complete the form by providing your connection type and address.

Click "Go To Test" and click "Begin Test" when the next page is loaded.

Note the results of your test, namely the upload and download speeds that you receive. The measurement is taken in kbps or kilobits per second.

Put the numbers in perspective for yourself by considering this fact: A download speed of 1000 kbps would take 25 seconds to download an average sized song.

FrontierNet Network Speed Test

Open your Internet browser and navigate to the FrontierNet network speed test website. (See Resource 2)

Click on the name of the listed geographic location closest to you. This step helps to ensure that you receive the most accurate speed results possible.

Click "Begin Test."

Note the results of your test, namely the upload and download speeds that you receive.

Compare your speed test results with the advertised speed for your Internet service through Frontier.

Tip

  • check To ensure accurate results, make sure that you are the only one using the Internet connection while running a speed test.

About the Author

Josh Airman began to write professionally in 2006 when he founded "The Eagan Independent," an independent newspaper for local youths. He writes creatively while providing technical support documentation to independent clients worldwide. Airman is pursuing his Bachelor of Science in information technology from Franklin University.

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