At home I have 1.4mbit cable service. It's pretty decent I guess. I've gotten download speeds up to 380kbs on a single file.
At work (main work) I've got 6mbit DSL, and yes, I've maxed that bad boy out. For the less knowledgeable, that's 6,144kbit, which I got over 700Kb/s total download speed for multiple files (aproximately 30 simultaneous Napster connections). Compare that to 56k dialup sometime (:
At my other work (and school) we have a 10mbit connection. Unfortunately it's shared to the entire campus, 15,000+ students and roughly 2,000 faculty/staff. I still get good speeds there.
At my last abode (house) I was living with two guys that worked at ISPs at the time. We had 1.4mbit cable, 3mbit DSL, 128kbit ISDN, and as many dial up accounts as we could sign on with ... juuussssst in case. We also had our own 10/100mbit network with a 280GB Mp3 server, and a really bad ass game server running CounterStrike, and various versions of Quake. Yea, we're geeks, that's why we make the big bucks (:
But my all time favorite connection was the 128kbit ISDN connection I had two houses back. I lived about 500 yards from the telephone company, and it was about three miles from the ISP. That was the most rock solid connection I've ever had. The only times it wasn't connected were during the ice storm when the power went out over half of Little Rock, and the day someone driving (drunk) over 50mph smacked into the telephone pole outside my house. That pretty much dropped my connection until they raised a new poll and pulled new lines.
Remember when they used to say that the Internet was just a fad, and it would go away in a couple months, maybe a year? HA HA! That was over 15 years ago! I see no signs of it going away. However, the popularity and demand have slowed, but not stopped. It's still growing every day. And for the most part, it's getting better all the time.