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What downloading speed i should expect?

I have a 1 MB dsl connection and i am getting around 100 kb/s downloading speed. I was wondering if its right or i should expect more?

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Guest [Entry]

"ISPs typically advertise in MegaBITS per second, you're measuring in KiloBYTES per second. And then, you never get everything you're paying for, so 100kB/s on a 1Mb line seems about right to me, unfortunately!

Example: I have an 8 megabit/s line, meaning I should get 1 megabyte/s. I get close, sometimes, but most of the time I get about 2-300kb/s."
Guest [Entry]

"With line-protocol overhead, you should count 10 bits for the transmission of each 8-bits byte.

So, if your speed is 1 Mb/s (rather than 1MB as you wrote), then you're getting exactly the right speed as promised by your ISP."