Internet Speed - Advertised vs Reality

Internet speeds depends on a lot of things, the kind of device you are connecting with, the time of day, what else is using the connection in your home, and who knows what else. To help get things into perspective and to actually help you measure your connection speed, HowToGeek has a new guide to walk you through the basics.
Data showing that most people are getting slower broadband speeds than they’re advertised is easy to find. To get this data, all someone has to do is run a speed test on their connection and compare the actual results to the advertised speeds. In most cases, the speeds are slower.