#1
Okay, well for ages we've been on a reasonably good internet plan, which is on ADSL with connection speeds of 1500K/256K and shaping speeds of 128K/128K.
My dad wants to upgrade to an ADSL2+ plan, which gives us the same uploads in the month, but the shaping speeds are 1Mbps/1Mbps.

Now, I am a complete dunce when it comes to the internet, so what does this mean for the connection speeds? And how much faster would that actually make our internet?

So, I guess I just want to know what would change if we upgraded our internet plan.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
#3
"Shaping speeds"? Do you mean at peak times traffic is managed to these speeds? Or is it permanent?

Anyway, with a higher upload speed, you will notice increased responsiveness of webpage loading, lower ping times, uploading files is faster (obviously); generally a better experience.
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