Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:01 PM
I've never heard of anything as simple as "unlocking" an internet connection. I have worked for a few ISPs before...
If you are speaking of a broadband connection such as DSL or cable then the only way to get more bandwidth is to upgrade the package that you happen to have. With either, depending on where you are downloading from, the actual download speed is going to vary. From some places you might see as little as a few kbps and with others you might see 300-400++kbps on a standard package.
You can find what kind of speeds you are getting by running a speed test:
Also, though, if you are having problems with slow speeds and you believe that they are far lower than what you are paying for you might consider contacting your ISP so they can take a look from their end and see if there are any issues. I know that in many cases that speed issues can be a result of faulty equipment, provisioning errors, and even problems at a central office (if you have DSL) or at your phone box outside the house (again with DSL only).
If you could be a little more specific I might be able to point you in the right direction. Where are you seeing the speeds you are getting right now? What kind of package are you paying for? Download/Upload? Who is your ISP?