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Measuring download speed

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I use XP and subscribe to a DSL. Until recently, using a tester like Speakeasy or one with CNET, my speed always showed to be over 4000 kpbs in the mornings when traffic is light. Then there was a problem with a fiber optics cable somewhere being cut, and the speed slowed down to dial-up speed. Since that was fixed, pages load as fast as they used to. However when I run the speed tests, it never goes over 900. Somehow its being calculated differently?
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I suspect that there is still a problem. Most likely you won't noticed the difference with web pages, but if you did a long download you might (depending on the overall connection speed). I would talk to your provider and get them to figure out what is going on.
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