"Up To" Broadband Speeds Are BS, FCC Study Shows

Just like you’ve suspected/known all along, the “up to” broadband speeds providers offer – “up to 10 mbs!” – are nigh unattainable. A new FCC report finds that broadband users are, on average, only getting half of the advertised “up to” speeds.

Your fears confirmed: “up to” broadband speeds are bogus [Ars Technica]
Broadband Performance OBI Technical Paper No. 4 (PDF) [FCC]