You will see adverts from broadband suppliers offering up to 24mb services. You need to bear in mind that the actual speed you get will depend on a number of factors, these include
- The distance of the exchange to your home will have a big impact on the speed you are likely to get - you could get the maximum connection speed of 8Mb - 16mb, reducing to 6Mb, 4Mb, 2Mb or less, the further away you are.
- The length and quality of any phone cabling in your home - the closer you can get your router to the master socket the better.
- The specification of your modem or router - ADSL 2+ is likely to deliver better speed than a standard ADSL modem
- The speed of connection between your computer and modem or router (Ethernet is fastest, followed by wireless and then USB)
- The speed of your computer
- Ensure that your broadband micro filters are correctly installed and on every point in the house.
- Your broadband speed will also vary during the day depending on how busy your ISPs network is