I use http://www.pcpitstop.com
for speed tests. Heres what I get...
This is with Verizon DSL 3.0 Mbps Package, so its pretty close.
Download Speed: 2877 kbps (359.6 KB/sec transfer rate).... 2.88 Mbps
Upload Speed: 717 kbps (89.6 KB/sec transfer rate)............ 0.7 Mbps
Latency: 70 ms
You guys might think this is snail pace but I gotta tell ya I AM SO LUCKY to even have this. Short story to follow. Around the year 2000 I got my first PC. We had dial up. Not your average dial up. It would only run at 24K here since I'm out in the sticks (normal dial up is 56K). What is that?? A 24K connection is about as fast as watching grass grow.. Then I got DirecWay (now its called HughesNet) satellite internet which had lousy ping time, over 600 ms on average but the speed was about 1.2 Mbps download. OH and the cap was 200 mb per day (WTF!!!) after 200 mb in a 24 hour period they cut ya back to 56K. This was $60 a month AFTER I bought $250 worth of used equipment off Ebay!!! And I had to make several trips out to the dish to pour warm water on it to melt off ice and snow because of signal loss. Why warm water? Because even a bump from a broom could knock it out of alignment and that a meant a service call. I delt with this for about 6 years...
Now I have DSL 3.0 Mbps package from Verizon only because a BIG WIG from Verizon lives down the road from me and he demanded DSL service up our road. A DSL line will only take so many customers, then there has to be more equipment in place for more.. I have neighbors with NO DSL and they can't get it. I became obsessed with acquiring DSL service after putting up with bad internet service for so long. I would call the phone company about twice a week. When that line came up the road I would stop and talk to every Verizon lineman I ran into to get the scoop on its progress. I even got names and numbers of some of them. They got sick of hearing from me... But I got DSL and others around me weren't so fortunate.