Are you sure you ordered 8Mbit? Seems kind of high to me, but then again I don't know what they offer in your country.
My cable modem should be 768Kb up, 128KB down, but no one else uses the service in my area, so I get everything on the pipe to me.
You may want to find a bandwidth tester that's closer to you and not somewhere in the US, unless a lot of the information or gaming you're doing is in the US.
If you go to 27Mbit, you'll need to buy a router with a 100Mbit WAN port, as most only have 10Mbit because most connections I'm aware of for SOHO are no where near 8Mbit. More like 1Mbit at the high end in America at least.
A T1 line is 1.54Mbit, so you would be 17.5 times faster than a T1. You'll have to have a fractional T3 line or something to get those kind of speeds.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by riser on 12/13/03 07:19 PM.</EM></FONT></P>