Question About Internet Speed

I use Verizon FIOS and I am supposed to be getting 75mb/s up/down. I just ran an internet speed test and it shows my internet as being 40 down and 41 up. Is this normal or should it be exactly what Verizon says it should be?

Also, I download torrents and the fastest I have ever seen a torrent DL is around 5.5mb/s. Why don't they DL as fast as my internet will allow?

Sorry if these are dumb questions.

it will never reach the max level they advertise.

as far as 5.5mb/s on torrents - that is fuckin first world problems. that's probably faster than 80% of the country's speed.

forrestfan - it will never reach the max level they advertise.

as far as 5.5mb/s on torrents - that is fuckin first world problems. that's probably faster than 80% of the country's speed.


I'm not complaining bro. I'm just wondering why it doesn't go as fast as my interent will allow

The 75 mbps is throughput. Expect 12.5% of that for actual. Torrent download speed depends on amount of users seeding. Phone Post 3.0