Download speed is in perfect laboratory conditions.
I have Comcast and am pleased. For downloading, the bigger number is better. But it totally depends on the site. How big is their backbone? Time of day? A gazillion other factors.
Hopefully someone can help get thru this. I currently have Comcast at 6.0mbps download and 384kbps upload. I'm considering changing services, Verizon in this case. They offer 3.0mbps download and 768kbps upload. How much of this is needed and how much is waste? I download tons of music and videos, also need to be able to play videos as part of my business (without having to wait hours for it to download)...so this comes down to what you really need to be efficient and work well, and how much is just promotional numbers. Can someone help make sense of the numbers? Thanks.