Optimum Speed Test Tips

Things you should consider before running your speed test:

  • Internet speed changes throughout the day. Test your speed mulitple times for clear results.
  • Run the speed test in the same room and in clear sight of your router for the most accurate result.
  • Complete downloads on all connected devices prior to running the test.
Results

Slow

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Light internet browsing
  • You may experience interrupted video streaming
  • Ideal for fewer than 3 devices
Results

Average

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Moderate internet browsing
  • HD video streaming
  • Music and photo download
Results

Fast

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Multiplayer gaming
  • 4K video streaming
  • Uninterrupted video calling
Results

Extremely Fast

Your Internet should support the following:

  • Multiplayer gaming
  • 4K video streaming on multiple devices
  • Fast file download and upload
  • Heavy Internet usage
  • Uninterrupted video calling

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Determining what your speed means

Up to
25
Mbps

Ideal for 1-2 devices

  • Suitable for 1 person
  • Light Internet browsing
  • Music and photo download
Up to
100
Mbps

Ideal for up to 6 devices

  • Suitable for 1-2 people
  • Moderate Internet browsing
  • Stream HD videos
Up to
300
Mbps

Ideal for up to 9 devices

  • Suitable for 2-3 people
  • Manage large files
  • Stream 4k videos
  • Multiplayer gaming
Up to
940
Mbps

Ideal for 10+ devices

  • Suitable for 4+ people
  • Heavy Internet usage
  • Stream 4k videos
  • Multiplayer gaming

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Optimum internet provides a variety of features that you can tailor to your needs. Learn more about your options on the Optimum page.

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Optimum Frequently Asked Questions
How fast is Optimum internet speed?

Optimum offers packages with speeds starting at 200 Mbps all the way up to 940 Mbps.

What is the fastest internet speed for Optimum?

Optimum's fastest package with their Gig service which offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps.

Does Optimum Internet have data caps?

Optimum does not have a monthly data cap or any overage fees.

How can I improve my Optimum internet speed

Many users find they receive the fastest, most reliable speeds when connected directly to the internet through an Ethernet cable. For an improved WiFi connection, we recommend rebooting your modem and router, and placing your router in an open location in your home where the signal can travel more freely. You may also find internet speed improvement by minimizing the number of devices utilizing the WiFi at any given time. Turning off devices that aren’t currently in use can help to free up additional bandwidth for active tasks.
 

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