I'm getting 2400kbps +/- 200Kbps (300KBps) from a line rated @ 960kbps. However, uploads sucks at max 700-800kbps (90-100KBps) I suspect Sympatico gave me a old business account's (2.2mbps) modem as normal residenial modems are capped at 1024/256.
I'm really happy with Dsl performence though, haven't been down once since signed up a year ago. Best of all, It's all for $39.95Cdn ($26USD)! I haven't tried cable in my area, however, a quote from a friend using rogers @ home in North York area, "My Dsl startup kit just arrived..."