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Internet Speed Test

How fast is your internet connection?

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Ready to go Lumos fast?

It’s easy to switch to fast fiber internet with Lumos. Simply select the speed you need to get started:

You test your speed. We’ll answer your questions.

While Wi-Fi speed tests are generally accurate, various factors can influence the results. Server distance, device location, testing time, VPN usage, online activity, connected devices and internet equipment can all impact the outcome. You should conduct multiple tests at different times using reliable speed test tools to get a more precise understanding of your internet speed. This will provide a range of Wi-Fi speeds, giving you a better idea of your internet’s potential.

It is common for advertised cable internet speeds to differ from what customers actually experience. Your internet service provider (ISP) may be throttling your speeds to manage network congestion or prioritize certain types of traffic. Alternatively, the asymmetrical nature of cable internet connections (download speeds are typically faster than upload speeds) may lead to slower overall internet experiences for tasks that involve significant uploading, such as video conferencing or cloud backup. Additionally, factors such as network congestion, distance from your ISP’s infrastructure and the quality of your equipment can also contribute to the gap between advertised and actual speeds.

The more people and connected devices in your home, the more bandwidth you need to enjoy faster internet. If you’re in a data-hungry household, consider investing in a plan that meets your bandwidth needs and delivers symmetrical upload and download speeds for lightning-fast internet in every direction. Lumos offers a range of speed packages from 500 Mbps to multi-gig fiber internet, which can support any digital life without interruption.

Cable internet providers have traditionally prioritized download speeds since more people download data than upload it. But without symmetrical speeds, you may experience buffering, lagging and glitching during video calls, gaming and file transfers.  With Lumos Fiber Internet, upload and download speeds are equally fast, ensuring you never slow down, no matter what you do online.

Gbps (Gigabits per second) offers significantly higher data transfer speeds, ideal for activities like streaming HD video, online gaming and large file sharing. Mbps (Megabits per second) is more suitable for everyday internet use such as web browsing, email and SD video streaming. When choosing an internet plan, consider your specific needs and online activities to determine the appropriate speed for your digital life.

Combat slow internet speeds with these quick tips: 1) move closer to your router or reboot it, 2) remove other devices from your network, 3) update or upgrade your device or 4) upgrade your current internet plan. If nothing improves, it may be time to switch to always-fast fiber internet from Lumos. See if Lumos is available for your home.

Internet slow-downs may be the result of a bandwidth overload, a poorly placed Wi-Fi router and even speed throttling. Switch to Lumos Fiber Internet today to enjoy whole-home Wi-Fi coverage, lightning-fast upload and download speeds, consistently fast connections on multiple devices and unlimited data.

We’re redefining high speed internet.

We get it: fiber internet can sound complicated. But it’s easier than ever to get ultra-fast connections, symmetrical speeds and the bandwidth you need for all your devices with Lumos. To help you pick the fiber internet package that fits your digital life, we’re demystifying common internet terms.

1. Prepaid Mastercard: Eligible orders may receive virtual $200 Prepaid Mastercard. Virtual card is issued by Pathward®, N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard U.S.A. Inc. No cash access or recurring payments. Can be used where Debit Mastercard is accepted online, for phone/mail orders, or in stores that accept mobile wallet. Customers will be eligible to redeem the gift card 90 days after installation and must redeem it within 60 days of redemption eligibility.  Once redeemed, the gift card will expire 180 days from the date of redemption, after which unused funds will be forfeited. Terms and conditions apply. Customer must be current on their bill and in good standing.

2. 100% Fiber Optic network not available in all areas. Internet speeds are up to the maximum advertised upload and download speed available based on a wired connection. Wired and wireless speeds may vary by location and are not guaranteed.

3. Free installation is available on select tiers and will vary by market.

4. Promotional Fiber Internet rates are for the first 12 months of service only. Taxes, fees, and surcharges are extra and subject to change at any time. Promotional rates require purchase of listed services as described. Then-current standard rates apply after the 12th month. Limited-time offer; subject to change or end without notice. Offer not valid with any other offer or promotion. Offer is only available to new residential accounts in Lumos markets where fiber is available. Downgrades from existing plans with Lumos will not qualify for discounts. Services are subject to all applicable service terms and conditions found at lumosfiber.com, subject to change at any time. Equipment and additional services are extra. Service not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. All rights reserved.

5. One month of free service eligible on 1 Gig and 2 Gig fiber internet orders only. Credit will be applied within first four billing cycles. Regular rates apply outside of the one-month discount.

6. One month of free Lumos TV Viewer’s Package eligible on plans of 500 Mbps and 1 Gig. Offer available in select markets only. Restrictions apply. Regular rates apply outside of the one-month discount. Taxes and fees extra. The total discount amount applied is equal to the monthly charge for Lumos TV Viewers Package at $100.00, plus the broadcast service charge of up to $35.50.

7. Three months of Enhanced Parental Controls powered by ExperienceIQ® service included on eligible orders of 1 – 8 Gig fiber internet orders only. Offer available in select markets only. Regular rates apply after the three months.

8. Free Total Home Wi-Fi included on orders of 2 Gig – 8 Gig. Additional extenders may be needed for complete coverage.

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