I had also recently noticed a reduction in speed. I last checked it a year or more ago, and typically got 7-8 Mbps. Now I was down to an average of 5.5 Mbps running Free version 9.2.057. Today I uninstalled that version and loaded 8.0.298, and the speed is back up to 7+ Mbps. There is definitely something bad about version 9, giving a 25% reduction in internet speed.