IDK about the rest of you, but I live in America, the country that not only invented the internet, but also offers some of the slowest speeds in the world. I seriously doubt anyone’s ISP is honest about it’s advertised connection speeds, which are fairly pathetic compared the actual speeds of most other countries. And, because there’s so little competition for ISPs in America, we’re naturally paying much more than we should.
As for my speed, I usually get a maximum of 490 kilobytes/second when I download files via a multi-threaded downloader. Unless I’m mistaken I think I’m signed up for only DSL Extreme’s 3 Mbps plan (because I’m too broke for one of their better plans), although I can’t remember exactly which plan I signed up for (FYI, DSL Extreme basically resells AT&T). I find it interesting that I am getting almost 4 Mbps download speed on both 80 and 8080. And that’s good, since my speed has stayed the same, unlike the amount I pay every month (guess which direction that has gone).