Top 10 Fastest Broadband ISPs for June 2004
For another month, Eclipse has retained the top position at the top of the speed test league at 456.4 Kbps, comfortably ahead of Virgin.Net which climbed from 9th to 2nd position by increasing its average speed by 8.6 Kbps. On average, the top ten speeds have remained at the same level with a small decrease of 0.99 Kbps downstream accompanied by a rise of 1.74 Kbps upstream.
One surprising change is the fall of Zen Internet from second to seventh place dropping 5.7 Kbps. The general number of speed tests seems to have dropped to varying degrees between 11 and 28 percent mostly although Zen has been particularly unlucky with many users who usually get high speeds going away on holiday early it would seem, so we may see a rise again in the not too distant future.
In the usual fashion, we would like to remind users to choose a provider based on a variety of information sources and data, and not to rely on speed tests alone.
Previous months' results can be found here [seb]