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    Default The fastest ISP in South Africa

    The fastest ISP in South Africa

    The latest MyBroadband Speed Test results reveal which ISPs have the highest average speed.
    You can't stop the signal.

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    But, can they save Central City?

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    One could you use this as a ballpark figure to subscriber numbers and ISP popularity, granted you might have somebody doing multiple speed tests.

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    What would be nice to know is what percentage of tests reach the rated contracted speed.
    The tests do no show what you pay for vs what you get.
    Also if most of the ISP's customers are ADSL, then that will result in a low average.

    I paid for an "up to" 8Mbps ADSL, but could only sync at 5Mbps.
    So my speed tests ran at 5Mbps dn/0.5Mbps up.
    ISP's (Telkom) should only charge for the sync speed and not the "up to" speed.

    On SkyFi, I'm paying for a 10Mbps package and so far am getting what I pay for - 10Mbps.
    Much better value for money.

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    If you have no issues with your internet then why would you do a speed test?

    My line is so stable with cool ideas (one hiccup that was not their fault) I never bother to wonder what the speed is and thus never do a speed test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hornbill81 View Post
    If you have no issues with your internet then why would you do a speed test?

    My line is so stable with cool ideas (one hiccup that was not their fault) I never bother to wonder what the speed is and thus never do a speed test.
    Sometimes you do it to assist others on the same line provider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber_rider45 View Post
    Sometimes you do it to assist others on the same line provider.
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    Apples and oranges?? BitCo doesn’t do consumer connections. So obviously business connections with 1:1 contentions etc would perform better. Nonetheless I was quite happy to see iConnect come up 2nd. They have been awesome!

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    So Converged are running tests from inside the same data centre to make sure they have the fastest speed but lack enough clients to actually feature on the results.

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    I do not see Web Africa there. Have they lost subscribers, or is there another reason?

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    A speed test shows the available bandwidth on a connection. If that is shared by many people, it is not a reflection of the speed of the line, but the degree of frustration they are experiencing with a saturated service.

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