I haven't seen anyone doing 1.8MB/s on torrents here in NZ yet, so excuse me if my standards are somewhat low. Back in Brazil, though, is a whole 'nother story.

Friend of mine lives in the city and has ADSL2+. I saw his downloading at 1.7MB/s total.

I've had some single downloads going at 300-400kB/s on ADSL1.

When I was living in town (Eden Terrace area), I managed to get 1.4MB/s combined, but that was on ADSL2+ (Orcon) and I knew for a fact that the Exchange was less than 2km away. Sync speed was 18MB down.