The minimum bandwidth for connections using a regular subscription usually won't fall back behind an average speed of 6 Mbps, while the maximum could reach at best (given ideal preconditions are in charge) 1 Gb (the usual server speed). In daily life instead you should count in certain factors, which will most certainly slow down your Internet experience:
- Your original Internet connection: Regular Internet connections that don't exceed 2 Mbps can not enable higher speed, even though a VPN connection might theoretically reach 20 Mbps and beyond.
- Quality of backbones: The quality of backbones, wires and other infrastructure hardware may not allow high speeds.
- Distance to the VPN server: The nearer, the better. Near servers will naturally react faster than far away servers.
- Number of users: The more users share one server, the less bandwidth remains for each single one, since the overall bandwidth of a server needs to be divided among all users.
At www.speedtest.net you can carry out speed tests for connections between various individual countries.