Upload and Download 3g speed

Why is the download speed of internet always more than the upload speed. I am receiving a download speed of 2 KBPS and an upload of only 1 KBPS.

I have always noticed even though uploads are slower than downloads, but uploads don't take time. Downloads may take time.
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Ben HartCommented:
Typically, residential ISP's cater to what the majority of users want.. fast download.  When you surf different websites you are downloading a copy of them.  When you stream music or video you are downloading a copy.  Uploads for typical home users consist mainly of pictures and DNS requests.

Unless you opt for Fios or another fiber type symmetrical connection 9 times out of 10 all other forms of 'high speed' or even dial up you will have a faster download than upload.
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KimputerCommented:
It's designed that way (just like ADSL at home). It's more efficient to divide download/upload speeds, as you always download more things than you upload (usually, of course, not valid for ALL situations).
Quick example: get a webpage:
you upload one command (get index.html)
you download one page, with pictures.
one command takes a few bytes, the downloads could be MB's.
If you start broadcasting video (like Periscope), then the whole download/upload assymetrical design goes out the window of course. Then it's time to think about a 4G subscription (and compatible hardware)
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