- Connect your computer directly to your router using an Ethernet cable
- Disconnect from any VPNs
- Avoid using video or music streaming apps
- Multiple devices on your home network during testing
- The processor speed of the device you're using
-This test is intended to measure results on your home network, and should not be used on public Wi-Fi or cellular networks
The Verizon internet speed test works by testing how fast your device can upload and download information. This mimics your typical internet usage experience by accessing nearby servers and measuring the time it takes your device to respond.
The Federal Communications Commission standard for broadband internet is a download speed of at least 25 Mbps and upload speed of at least 3 Mbps. That may work for an individual user, but if your home has multiple devices or you do regular video calls, faster speeds and more bandwidth work best. Verizon Fios offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps. Check to see what Verizon internet options are available in your area.
Internet speed tests mimic your online activity under typical usage conditions, meaning they are reasonably accurate when it comes to how your device is performing on your home internet network. For the best performance, check out Verizon’s home internet options. Verizon Fios internet offers download speeds ideal for streaming, working from home, or gaming. And with 5G Home Internet, you get enough speed and reliability to power your whole home* on America’s most reliable 5G network.**
*May require the purchase of additional Wi-Fi extenders.
**Most reliable 5G network based on more first place rankings in RootMetrics’ 5G data reliability assessments of 125 metro markets conducted in 2H 2021. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on three national mobile networks across all available network types, excluding C-band. Your experiences may vary. RootMetrics rankings are not an endorsement of Verizon.
No, Wi-Fi speed tests work like a speed test on a wired device, by testing how fast your device can upload and download information. They reflect how fast your wireless download and upload speeds are on your device at that given time. Learn how to get great speeds on Wi-Fi with a Verizon Fios wireless internet plan.
There are a number of things that can influence your internet speed, such as the number of people sharing your internet connection, the device you are using, your location, and more. Your internet speed can also appear slow if you are visiting a website that has slow page speed. For faster internet speed, look for 100% fiber-optic internet such as Verizon Fios, where Fios Gigabit Connection offers internet upload speeds up to 25x faster than cable*. Check to see if Fios is available in your area.
*Based on comparison of Fios Gigabit Connection plan wired upload speed of up to 880 Mbps versus advertised cable upload speeds for Xfinity Gigabit plan, Spectrum Internet Gig plan, and Optimum 1 Gig plan of 35 Mbps. As of 2.23.2022