I've recently switched to a 1000M plan with a local ISP, I know results may vary a little bit and I don't expect to ge the full speed, but my recent speedtest results have shown 300-600Mbps depending on the time of day that I run the tests, which is not even close to what is advertised.
Actually, in the four and a half days I've had the service I've only tested once where it went over 600M, the rest of the time it's around 290 to a little under 400M when connected directly to my laptop.
The ISP has their own testing site which downloads a small 600kb file and runs it on your computer on that black screen window, while opening up a new tab in the browser to show results. There are separate tests for their 100m service, 500 &1000M as well as a separate one for Mac users.
I don't know what type of test this is but it shows the speeds are 850-950Mbps. That's between 200-300+Mbps difference with their site and speedtest.net
I've since tried Fast.com, Speedof.me and a local internet exchange site, all showing similar speeds which are several hundred Mbps lower than the ISP site. Today the independent site tests were between 290-420Mbps while their site tests remained constant around 820-860Mbps.
I've talked to their customer service who were here today on a separate issue but they were no help and instead said they would have their I.T. guys contact me. I don't know much about this stuff, I almost got a nosebleed trying to read multiple articles to find out about this earlier today but I'd like to try and understand this better before I speak to the company again.
Thanks in advance
Edited by j1983, 05 July 2016 - 05:37 AM.