Are Internet speeds guaranteed?Posted April 26th, 2012 by Tanner
No. There are a number of variables which make it virtually impossible for any service provider to guarantee connection speeds. Factors such as the condition of hardware, wiring conditions (the provider, your home, and everything between) and even the number of users simultaneously online can affect speeds. Other factors that can seriously affect your connection speed are poorly designed networks, bad firewalls, and non-secure wireless routers which can be tapped into by outside computers. Even the health of your own computer can slow your connection speeds. As a general rule, you can expect overall speeds to be 15%-45% less than advertised. However, careful planning on your part and regular computer maintenance will ensure higher connection speeds.