Internet Speed Test

Cities with Best EarthLink Internet Speeds

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.

Cities that Have the Fastest EarthLink Internet Connections

CityCoverageMax SpeedAvg SpeedType
New York City, NY70.00%1 Gbps374 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Los Angeles, CA70.00%1 Gbps374 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Chicago, IL70.00%1 Gbps374 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Brooklyn, NY70.00%1 Gbps374 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Houston, TX70.00%1 Gbps374 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Philadelphia, PA70.00%1 Gbps374 MbpsDSL and Fiber
San Antonio, TX70.00%1 Gbps374 MbpsDSL and Fiber
San Diego, CA70.00%1 Gbps374 MbpsDSL and Fiber
The Bronx, NY70.00%1 Gbps374 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Dallas, TX70.00%1 Gbps374 MbpsDSL and Fiber
Data provided by various data sources including the FCC. For more information please view our sources page.

Frequently Asked Questions about EarthLink

How Fast Should Your Internet Be?

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.

How Fast Can You Expect WiFi Speeds to Be?

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

How Much Speed Does My Household Need?

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.

Conclusion

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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