Hester - 10:09 pm on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
I did a speed test last night and got a record score of over 5000Kbps! When I mentioned online that I usually get around 4000Kbps, someone replied that I should ask for a refund! They get a lot faster than that!
I can't imagine going back to the slow days of dial-up. When I first started on the internet, I was using Netscape 2, back in the mid nineties. I recall waiting for single images to load slowly bit by bit - you could see them coming down the screen! I also used Opera as it allowed you to toggle images off easily, which let me surf a lot faster!
My speed now is just about OK. I could get a lot faster but I'd have to pay twice as much - no thanks!
I'm on ADSL, through the phone line. There was no cable available when I moved in, but since then Virgin have installed it.
If I were to start from scratch today I'd probably go with cable as it can go a heck of a lot faster than ADSL, as it's over fibre. It's clearly the future.
I'd have thought satellite would be pretty fast - I guess your post proves not! Hope you can upgrade to much faster soon.