This speed test was done in London, but it’s typical of everywhere:
It shows a Net biased for downstream, and minimized for upstream.
If we’re going to do any serious personal work in clouds, we need better upstream than this.
I wrote about the problem, and the reason for it, in France, four years ago. Not much has changed.
One would think that Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, all of which offer cloud services for people (check those links), would make a stink about awful upstream speeds. But I haven’t heard a peep. Why not?