Originally Posted by rockdawg21
Yes but your 6mbps link will fluctuate anywhere from 3mbps to 6mbps (and if you run tests, you'll find it rarely ever is as high as 6mbps - the fine print will read "up to 6mbps"). More users, certain times of days also cause a slower connection. And yes, some ISPs will throttle certain users, but there are also ways to do port forwarding to bypass the throttling.
Its never dropped half the speed, usually anywhere from .25-.75 is the fluctuation, as with my viewing, most of the time its pretty late or pretty early. Not really in the realm of 'prime-time' as they scribe. Even with the drop the 5+ is still better then the 1mbps I was running, yet it honestly doesn't feel like it.
As with opening ports, that will not help at all if the company decides your using to much bandwidth and decides to slow your speed.