That's the nature of dial-up. Connect speed is measured in bits per second, b/s and upload/download is measured in Bytes per second B/s. Since dial-up is analog and asynchronous (no timing bits) there are 10 bits in a Byte. If you get 5KB/s download that's 50 Kb/s, directly in the range of a 56K modem.
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Hello can someone give me a hand, I have dial up I live in an area where theres no hope of fast connection and satellite well the price is a killer. The problem is that I have a US robotics 56k win voice modem but no matter what connection speed I have it always downloads at 5kbs maybe a little higher 5.34 but never higher can someone help me?