- When you access the internet – As well as differences brought about by the type of cable you have, when you access the internet also has an effect. Accessing at ‘peak times’ tends to lead to some temporary slowdowns in speed.
How much slowdown you suffer depends on how heavily your provider has invested in the network capacity. The more expensive providers focused on businesses and home office users are likely to have more capacity than budget providers.
Avoid packages with traffic management, where download speeds are adjusted for particular activities at particular times, if you don’t want to be slowed down.