an argument which has been going on for over two weeks at my local drinking establishment ……
The topic……Internet connection speed and download speed.
Right, if your have say a 10mb connection, and various speed test websites confirm this, and the download speed in the test is around 9500kbps. The actual speed of the data you are downloading from web sites depends on the time of day, how many people are using the internet and the bandwidth the server you are connected to has?.
You will not be able to achieve the fastest download speed at peek times. For example, when I visit the Microsoft download centre and download the Malicious Software Removal Tool in the morning or late at night. I can achieve speeds of 1.20mbps.During the day the speed various between 150kbps to 500kbps.The applies to all web sites.
According to my friends the speed should be constant regardless of the time of day, the amount of people on the web,bandwidth.
So who is correct, me or my friends. A round of drinks is the forfeit for the loser .