Thursday, August 18, 2011

Faster Speed No Assurance of Faster Download

On Monday afternoon the Internet connection to my home line was finally upgraded to 4Mbps after a week's wait. However, to my disappointment this did not translate into faster download. Tests from the TM server in Cyberjaya produced consistently 3-4 Mbps speed but download speeds from servers in Sydney, Capetown, Amsterdam and Washington DC were miserably low at 0.4-0.6 Mbps while servers along the west coast of the United States produced better results of around 1.8Mbps. What this means to me is that there are faulty fibre optic cables that slow down data transmission in international waters. Until they are restored I and hundreds of similar subscribers who hope for faster connections will be disappointed.

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