This is the state of Internet 2.0, Why we need symmetry and bandwidth. At the top level, you've got the backbone running at gigabits and private networks down to 155 megabits with smaller ones using T1. Real home pages are connected into it need at least need T1. Fat cats in organizations are getting 10 megabits to their desktops. These must be the people who design bogus WWW logos.
And then you go to a Point of Presence or service provider connected via 1.5 megabits. The irony is that the pops usually connect to POTS. POTS is the third world or most of us when we're sitting at home. We're getting anywhere from 28.8 to 128 kilobits. So we're only off by a factor of a thousand.