Factors that may affect your FTTB/FTTH Internet Connection Speed

So, you just got a blazing fast 100Mbps Internet Connection at your home but when you test, you are only getting like 10-15Mbps or even 20-30Mbps. In fact, thats still quite enough for an internet user, but what  if I want to test what I have paid for ?

I have paid for a 100Mbps connection, and I expect connection speeds of atleast 70-80Mbps. But why am I not getting or not able to test the connection speed ?

Well, here is the answer in short. You cannot test such high speeds over WiFi at the first point unless you have a AC WiFi Router right in front of you or your Line of Sight is exactly clear to your device from your AC WiFi Router. We recommend getting a AC WiFi Router only if you would like to experience the best speeds possible, provided you are in exact Line of Sight.

Here are our recommendations of AC Wi-Fi Routers –

Internet speeds aren’t guaranteed to anything or by anyone, and there is a ton of reason why. Here are the 6 major factors, which can affect your internet speeds.  

Factors that may affect your FTTH/FTTB connection speed :
  • Quality and capability of hardware
    This can include switches, WiFi routers and Ethernet cables.
  • WiFi signal interference
    You can learn how to improve your home or office’s WiFi signal here.
  • Network Congestion
    For example, when speeds slow during peak traffic in the mid day due to business users or late evenings due to heavy video streaming usage or game plays.
  • Number of connected devices
    When too many devices share the same bandwidth, data flow is limited, extremely limited as usage would be full already to your allocated bandwidth.
  • Which content is being accessed
    There may be insufficient server capacity or other issues affecting a specific website or online game or server you are connecting to. Your ISP has no role here as ISP doesnt own the server or website which you are trying to access or download from.
  • FTTB Infrastructure
    If your ISP has an infra to your home in the form of a copper cable, then this can affect your speeds as well, provided they have taken proper readings, measurements before getting you connected. For example, the length and quality of copper cabling in your building.

* Actual FTTB throughput speeds may be slower and could vary due to various factors including interference, customer cabling and equipment, download source, and quality and distance of in-building copper. Devices connected by Wi-Fi may experience slower speeds than those connected by Ethernet cable.

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