Broadband Download Transfer Rates

Published 12/05/2004 11:52   |    Updated 01/10/2009 16:02

What file transfer rates should I get from my BT Broadband connection?

The speed at which you see web pages or download files is determined by more than just the speed of your phone line. It is also governed by the speed of your computer, congestion in the telephone network and on the Internet, and speed of website servers.

This end-to-end speed is measured by throughput speed, the actual rather than maximum speed your data is travelling at in given moment. It is normal for your throughput speed to reduce significantly between 5pm and 10pm daily, as this is the time when BT network and Internet congestion is at its heaviest.

A good indication of whether the throughput speed of your broadband connection is as it should be is to measure the file transfer rate. We have placed a large file on the BT network that you can download to test your connection, please visit http://www.url.ie/qv .

 

Save the file to disc and take note of the transfer rate. Please note! You do not have to download the entire file just wait until the transfer rate stabilises.

 

What should I expect the transfer rate to be?

 

BT Broadband Option 1 - Up to 1Mb
On this package you should expect download speeds of between 25KB and 100KB (Kilobytes).

 


 

BT Broadband Option 2 - Up to 6Mb in certain areas 
On this package you should expect download speeds of between 100KB and 600KB (Kilobytes).

 

BT Broadband Option 2 - Up to 3Mb in all other areas
On this package you should expect download speeds of between 100KB and 300KB (Kilobytes).

 


 

BT Broadband Option 3 - Up to 24Mb in certain areas 
On this package you should expect download speeds of between 300KB and 2400KB (Kilobytes).

 

BT Broadband Option 3 - Up to 7.6Mb in all other areas
On this package you should expect download speeds of between 100KB and 700KB (Kilobytes).

 

 

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