FTP Speed

Okay so my FTP speed is ridiculously low up and down. It’s about 80k both up and down. Usually I get about 1mb down and 200k up on everything else. I read somewhere that FTP on mac’s on your own domain is slow, so I did SFTP and used myserver.dreamhost.com and still the same speed. So then I took my vista laptop and used a different internet connection at a friends and I got the same speeds again so it seems to be something that is being limited on Dreamhost’s side. I am kind of new at this so any kind of help or opinions on what I could do to improve this would be appreciated.