I have AT&T DSL, but not U-verse, and my max speed is their 6 Mbps DSL package. Real world with packet overhead & stuff, I can consistently get just over 5 Mbps when downloading videos from Amazon, etc. It is somewhat depressing. I'm about to get a 4G LTE cellphone from Verizon, and I'll get better download speed from it over the air than from copper wires to the house from AT&T. I'm sure it will have worse ping times, though, and low ping times are crucial for me to be able to work from home.