Accessing the internet is a way of life of today’s generation. No individual can last the day without checking his emails, updating his social networking account, or check out his favorite sites either at home or at the office. This increase in the daily internet usage requirement by the general public is aptly answered for by a broadband connection – or more appropriately stated, the speediest internet connection available in the land.
But the question is, is everybody getting just the right amount of speed? Are you getting the best value for your money? That is the question that is yet to be answered in all honesty by the big internet companies themselves.
When it comes to broadband speeds, the rule of thumb remains: the more people there are on the network, the slower the connection is going to be. But as a regular user, would you know the limit set by your provider so that each subscriber gets high speed internet access all the time? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Unless you constantly check your internet speed and file a complaint every time your speed dips to lower than 10 Mbps, chances are, your broadband company would get away with it.
Even upgrading your plan won’t assure you of fantastic speed all the time. Users with intensive downloading needs gets to use all the available speed while those whose internet usage are limited to surfing and checking emails are mostly placed in the backburner. After all, broadband companies assume that they won’t notice the slowdown in the connection anyway.
To get the best value for your money and not to be deceived by broadband service providers, it is best that you first determine your surfing and connection needs and go from there. If you don’t do heavy downloads, you don’t really have to pay for super fast internet speeds as the decent 2 Mbps connection will be good enough for you. That way, you don’t have to pay for extra speeds that you rarely have a use for.
Also, be sure that you always read the fine print of broadband companies. If they say that you can connect to as fast as 20 Mbps per second, what it really means is that the 20 Mbps is the maximum internet speed you could possibly have. It is not necessarily the speed that you’ll work on all the time. As a matter of fact, if they say you’ll have 20 Mbps, you can expect to get an average speed of just half of it.