Why is my download speed not the same as my speedtest speed?

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I upgraded my service to 4mbps and I had 2mbps previously. I do a speedtest and I get 4mbps (so at least 400kbps download speed) but I actually get my old download speed of 250kbps. Why is this? I downloaded from good servers such as Apple and Microsoft. And I use internet download manager. I ensured that there are

I upgraded my service to 4mbps and I had 2mbps previously. I do a speedtest and I get 4mbps (so at least 400kbps download speed) but I actually get my old download speed of 250kbps. Why is this? I downloaded from good servers such as Apple and Microsoft. And I use internet download manager. I ensured that there are no other downloads running on this or other devices. I switched on/off the router. I called my iSP they said that everything is perfect with my connection. Please help

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Mario:
The download speeds that your ISP sells you are theoretical maximums. There are a number of network conditions that influence your speed. Number of devices on your local network, bandwidth usage of people in your area, server & internet upload speeds on the other end (servers hosting data and files you are trying to access).
Undisclosed:
You are limited by the upload speed of the transmitting computer. You could have a 200TB/s connection, but if the sending server cluster is transmitting at 250kb/s, you're only going to download at 250kb/s.
Cornish:
Your ISP throttles downloads to stop you hogging the connection.
david:
You get faster download speeds with a wired connection (what the companys use to test it) you should upgrade though to DSL. i have a package that gives me 1gb's (1000 mb's) because me and my dad own a company. and 4 mb's is 4000 kb's :).
Quinn:
Your ISP throttles downloads to stop you hogging the connection.
Bell:
Your ISP throttles downloads to stop you hogging the connection.
Evan:
Your ISP throttles downloads to stop you hogging the connection.
Laurence I:
so long as you are not including any wifi in this test then it could be a VPN or proxy issue. your data may be going via one of these but they are mostly aimed at speeding things up. if you are including wifi then that is the reason.
Greywolf:
Your ISP throttles downloads to stop you hogging the connection.

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