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Mislead for speed

OK, so we all know that paying for an "8Mbps" broadband connection will not, in all likelihood, get you 8Mbps (due to a variety of reasons, not all the ISPs' fault). But it is a point worth driving home, just in case we get desensitised to the idea of advertisers being economical with the truth.
Written by David Meyer, Contributor on

OK, so we all know that paying for an "8Mbps" broadband connection will not, in all likelihood, get you 8Mbps (due to a variety of reasons, not all the ISPs' fault). But it is a point worth driving home, just in case we get desensitised to the idea of advertisers being economical with the truth.

A moneysupermarket.com survey has shown that only 1 in 5 consumers get the broadband speed they signed up for. Amazingly, only 30 percent - out of a possible 80 percent - feel they have been misled. Like I say, perhaps these days we just expect it...

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