Speeds up to 8Mb explained
With Madasafish Broadband we'll provision the fastest speed, up to 8Mb, that your phone line will reliably support. The actual connection speed that you get will depend on the quality of your phone line and the length of the line between your home and the local phone exchange. The majority of people on products that advertise 'speeds up to 8Mb' will achieve a stable speed less than 8Mb. The speed breakdown estimate for customers across the UK who are with an Internet Service Provider who offers speeds up to 8Mb is:
40% of customers will get a connection speed that is above 6Mb
35% get between 4Mb and 6Mb
15% get between 2Mb and 4Mb
10% get a connection speed of up to 2Mb
Your first 10 days of service
During the first 10 days of your MAX Broadband service your line will be tested to determine the fastest speed that it will support. You'll get the best speed results if you leave your router on continuously or connect to the broadband service as much as possible. During the 10 day testing period you may get slower speeds than expected or intermittent connection issues whilst your optimum speed is being determined.
Although the connection speed will be set during the 10 day testing period, the actual speed at which you can download will vary depending on many factors. Your speed may be limited by the capacity of the server that you are downloading from or general congestion across the Internet. You may notice that the speed at which you can download is less than your connection speed if your phone exchange is busy or has a lot of heavy broadband users connected to it.