Understanding your fast internet connection

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With the advance in internet connections and their speeds, a lot of people are now wanting faster and faster connections, with fibre connections offering speeds from 10MB to 1,000MB. In addition to this, people also want value for their money, and so want to make sure that they are getting what they are paying for.

A common way that a lot of people try to check is by using online speed tests, such as speedtest.net. However, speed test sites like this do not always result in fair tests of the connection. This is because from where you sit at your computer, to even where you connect to your high-speed connection, there is a multitude of hops, or bottlenecks, including everything from your own PC, to routers, switches, hubs and firewalls before you even connect to your high-speed connection.

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