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Comcast Cable Internet Speed

There are about 15 internet users in my office, and we all download emails into Outlook as we use a hosted exchange service. Last week, I signed up for 22Mbps internet with Comcast. When I download, IE or Firefox shows an average of 2Mbps speed. Is this normal?
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Could be.  It also depends on what limits the hosted exchange server has on it's end.
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In order to get a feel of the speed of my downloads, I downloaded iTunes (about 71MB), using IE and Firefox. During download, both browsers display real time speed for that particular download.
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Speedtest.net shows 22Mb/s down and 5Mb/s up. When I download the iTunes installation file from apple website (about 71 megabytes) it takes about 3 minutes. Shouldn't it take less than a minute?
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I typed the wrong unit earlier. I'm subscribed to 22 megabytes download.
No, it's 22 mega BITS, I looked it up.  22 megabytes per second is over 200 meg BITS per second and the fastest Internet service I can find is only 50 megabits per second.  My local ISP and Comcast both offer that but it's $200 plus per month.
Are you sure?  Most internet speeds are quoted as bits per second, not bytes per second.
And Cox has turned to mostly quoting "up to xx Mbps" (using a burst speed) but the "guaranteed" speed is about half that when you take out the burst.
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You guys are right. I had it all wrong. Thanks for the correction.
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Thanks for all comments.