I noted the same for me, but realised it is not with Afrihost that this occures. I changed my location closer to the centre of the town, and then suddenly my speed jumps up from 1Mb/s to 12Mb/s. So.... my opinion is that your speed is directly common with the bandwith or network busy area of your location. Yes. I work from a Mobie Wi-Fi router via cell-phone-card which therefore is directly affected by the cell-phone-towers to communicate via internet.