does we gets the promised data rate ?????
January 16, 2007 12:42pm CST
does we gets the data rate ,that is promised by our internet provider or are we being cheated.... comments !!!!!
17 Jan 07
We never get the promised bandwidth. Mine is 128kbps cable connection and the average download speed comes to around 20kbps. It's really bad and I have made many complaints but no use. I have to be satisfied with what I am getting right now. What about you buddy?
19 Jan 07
There is a difference: 1) your ISP guarantee 100% speed 2) your ISP doesnt guarantee any speeds. Everyone should check their contracts. Usually home internet plans doesn't guarantee speed, the bussiness(they're more expensive) plans are with guaranteed speed.
• Manchester, England
18 Jan 07
There are several factors that could reduce the data rate supplied, with the contention rate being a major player. Contention is simply the number of other users sharing the same line as you, so if everyone uses the system at once it will affect your bandwidth. You will never receive the figure given because of the way that information is passed to you. If you connect to a site then your computer links to it by a series of steps via other computers, so a lot of information passes back and forth before you see the page.