I have a 512Kbps broadband connection which I believe should give me a download speed of up to 64K a second. Now I'm not expecting 64K download speed all the time because I know it is also down to the speed of the site and how busy it is but should it go down to more or less then half that say around 30K a second? When the download begins it up above the 64K then it spirals down 57K, 50K, 47K, 40K until it averages about 30K.
When I first got connected back in October the download speed was keeping around 62K which I was happy with, in fact I would be happy if it kept above 60K. Are there any other factors besides a busy website and the maximum speed a website can handle that could cause this slowdown? I used to be able to download a 5Mb file in around 1m 24s, when I tested it earlier this afternoon it took about 2m 50s to download the same file. I was planning to upgrade to Blueyonder 1 Megabit but I am concerned if I am losing around 30K and 512kbps then I probably lose 60K on 1 megabit which would give me considerable less then the maximum speed of 128K that 1 megabit gives, it wouldn't even put me past the 100K a second barrier.