Thanks for your replies everyone!
Well, I did a "case study" just now using the dreamhost.com/speed files and I get about the same as my current web host.
Would any of you with the killer 300-600kbps rate tell me how fast you do with this?
and then compare the rate with some files from
Like you all said, it all depends on where you are, what the net traffic situation is, your routing, your local ISP, the planetary alignment, etc.
BUT at least I'll get a data point AND you get some good tunes too.
BitWorks Music - odd tunes for odd times