I have had a 7 Mb/s connection for some time now and regularly get speeds of 800+ kB/s. That is just fine as it is right in line with what my connection speed is.
Just now I did a speed test and got this:
Now, unless I'm mistaken that is a lot faster connection as it is now showing I have a 14 Mb/s connection. Right? I'm still only getting the same 800+ kB/s in my news client though.