quakeguy: (Cross post, but) try downloading http://speedtest.fremont.linode.com/100MB-fremont.bin and see how fast you get - Snap has a ton of international capacity, which should be performing really well! For some reason, Speedtest.net is allocating a very small test file when testing to USA, and so it's not getting up to speed before the test finishes.
~ 1.33 MB/sec (10.68Mbits/sec) Nothing else at the time downloading.
Dream host LA
Aspired 5GB file = 144Mbits