Tests

Custom

dd if=/dev/urandom of=./350kilobytes_test count=1 bs=350000;  time scp 350kilobytes_test 66.74.195.117:

Results

Table 1. Cox 92102 (2009.04.01)
Test Download Upload

speedtest

.84 Mbps (105,000 B/s)

.28 Mbps ( 35,000 B/s)

speakeasy

.839 Mbps (104,900 B/s)

.282 Mbps ( 35,300 B/s)

Table 2. UCSD SSPPS (2011.05.09)
Test Download Upload

speedtest

360.42 Mbps

243.87 Mbps

speakeasy

94.78 Mbps

83.85 Mbps

Table 3. Cox 92102 to Aleph La Jolla
Test Download Upload

custom 350kB

.260 Mbps

.658 Mbps

Other ISPs

Speakeasy Business Ethernet

99.99% uptime guarantee (whatever that means)
(available in Princeton)(maybe not available in SD)
Static IPs, dedicated clean connections.
3.0 Mbps / 3.0 Mbps $380/mo
5.0 Mbps / 5.0 Mbps $720/mo
10 Mbps  / 10 Mbps  $995/mo

bandwidth.com

T1 = 1.54 Mbps (constant up and down) generally ~$300/mo-$600/mo
NxT1= 3-12 Mbps ~$600-1800/mo
T3 = 12-45 Mbps (aka DS-3) ~$1800-3500

AT&T, att.com (aka Bellsouth.com? and sbc.com?)

AT&T DSL service currently not available (08540)
92037:
3.0 Mbps / 384 kbps $29.95

Comcast

Lawrence called back about:DSL T1
877-240-4850

covad.com

(1 year contract) DSL:
1.5 Mbps / 384 kbps $70/mo  <- Available 08540, 92037
3.0 Mbps / 768 kbps $115/mo <- Available 08540, 92037
6.0 Mbps / 768 kbps $135/mo <- Available 92037 only
8.0 Mbps / 1.0 Mbps $150/mo <- Available 92037 only
10 Mbps /  1.0 Mbps $175/mo <- Available 92037 only
15 Mbps /  1.0 Mbps $195/mo <- Available 92037 only
Expensive T1 symmetric options too.

dsl.net (could be an aggregator)

Says available 08540, 92037
208 kbps / 208 kbps
416 kbps / 416 kbps
784 kbps / 784 kbps
1.0 Mbps / 1.0 Mbps
1.5 Mbps / 1.5 Mbps

excel.com (formerly emeritus)

?

integratelcom.com (formerly eschelon)

Sacramento and Santa Rosa. Not in SD.

rcnmetro.com optical networks (formerly globix)

888 750 0712 - East Coast - Many Points of Presence in NJ

idt corporation idt.net

Mostly phone services. Uses Verizon for data.

megapath.com (aka netifice.com)

Maybe an aggregator.
Nice availability overview for different products.
This probably is a good overview of what's possible:
-----For 08540:
T1      384k / 384k     Fractional T1 .384 Mb Core Service Area 1
T1      768k / 768k     Fractional T1 .768 Mb Core Service Area 1
T1      1.5M / 1.5M     T1 1.5 Mb Core Service Area 1
SDSL    208k / 208k     SDSL .208 Mb - Core Service Area 1
SDSL    416k / 416k     SDSL .416 Mb - Core Service Area 1
SDSL    784k / 784k     SDSL .784 Mb - Core Service Area 1
SDSL    1.0M / 1.0M     SDSL 1.0 Mb - Core Service Area 1
IDSL    144k / 144k     IDSL .144 Mb - Core Service Area 1
DDSL    1.5M / 384k     DDSL Up to 1.5/.384 Mb
DDSL    1.5M / 768k     DDSL Up to 1.5/.768 Mb
DDSL    3.0M / 384k     DDSL Up to 3.0/.384 Mb
DDSL    3.0M / 768k     DDSL Up to 3.0/.768 Mb
Cable       16.0M / 2.0M    Business Cable 16.0 Mb/2.0 Mb Dynamic
Cable   16.0M / 2.0M    Business Cable 16.0 Mb/2.0 Mb Static
Cable   6.0M / 1.0M     Business Cable 6.0 Mb/1.0 Mb Dynamic
Cable   6.0M / 1.0M     Business Cable 6.0 Mb/1.0 Mb Static
Cable   16.0M / 2.0M    Residential Cable 16.0 Mb/2.0 Mb Dynamic
Cable   6.0M / 1.0M     Residential Cable 6.0 Mb/1.0 Mb Dynamic
-----For 92037:
T1      128k / 128k     Fractional T1 .128 Mb Expanded Service Area 2
T1      384k / 384k     Fractional T1 .384 Mb Core Service Area 2
T1      384k / 384k     Fractional T1 .384 Mb Expanded Service Area 2
T1      768k / 768k     Fractional T1 .768 Mb Core Service Area 2
T1      768k / 768k     Fractional T1 .768 Mb Expanded Service Area 2
T1      1.5M / 1.5M     T1 1.5 Mb Core Service Area 2
T1      1.5M / 1.5M     T1 1.5 Mb Expanded Service Area 2
T1      1.5M / 1.5M     T1 1.5 Mb Expanded Service Area 5
SDSL    192k / 192k     SDSL .192 Mb
SDSL    384k / 384k     SDSL .384 Mb
SDSL    768k / 768k     SDSL .768 Mb
SDSL    1.0M / 1.0M     SDSL 1.1 Mb
SDSL    1.5M / 1.5M     SDSL 1.5 Mb
IDSL    144k / 144k     IDSL .128 Mb
DDSL    1.5M / 384k     DDSL Up to 1.5/.384 Mb
DDSL    1.5M / 768k     DDSL Up to 1.5/.768 Mb
DDSL    10.0M / 1.0M    DDSL Up to 10.0/1.0 Mb
DDSL    15.0M / 1.0M    DDSL Up to 15.0/1.0 Mb
DDSL    3.0M / 384k     DDSL Up to 3.0/.384 Mb
DDSL    3.0M / 768k     DDSL Up to 3.0/.768 Mb
DDSL    6.0M / 768k     DDSL Up to 6.0/.768 Mb
DDSL    8.0M / 1.0M     DDSL Up to 8.0/1.0 Mb
Cable   256k / 256k     Business Cable .256 Mb/.256 Mb Static
Cable   1.5M / 384k     Business Cable 1.5 Mb/.384 Mb Static
Cable   10.0M / 1.0M    Business Cable 10.0 Mb/1.0 Mb Static
Cable   3.0M / 512k     Business Cable 3.0 Mb/.512Mb Static
Cable   5.0M / 1.5M     Business Cable 5.0 Mb/1.5 Mb Static
Cable   5.0M / 384k     Business Cable 5.0Mb/.384Mb Static
Cable   5.0M / 768k     Business Cable 5.0Mb/.768Mb Static
Cable   7.0M / 2.0M     Business Cable 7.0Mb/2.0Mb Static
Cable   1.5M / 384k     Residential Cable - Up to 1.5 Mb/.256 Mb Static
Cable   10.0M / 1.5M    Residential Cable - Up to 10.0 Mb/1.5 Mb Dynamic
Cable   10.0M / 1.5M    Residential Cable - Up to 10.0 Mb/1.5 Mb Static
Cable   4.0M / 512k     Residential Cable - Up to 4.0 Mb/.512 Mb Static
Availability unknown for 08540,92037.
866-636-3343

verio.com (an NTT Communications Company)

Mostly like simplenet.com, i.e. hosting, server space.

qwest

Availability form doesn't include "NJ" or "CA".
"Up To" 1.5 Mbps $40/mo
"Up To" 7.0 Mbps $47/mo
"Up To" 12  Mbps $57/mo
"Up To" 20  Mbps $70/mo

reallinx.com

DSL, T1/DS1, T3/DS3, OCx, etc.
Maybe an aggregator.
"New Jersey" listed as a service area.
"San Diego" listed as a service city.

savvis.net

Flash-based site with stupid soundtrack. Sorry. Disqualified.
Looks like a host more anyway.

verizon.com

https://www22.verizon.com/Residential/HighSpeedInternet/Plans/Plans.htm
Princeton address couldn't be verified.
FiOS Internet
1.0 Mbps / 384 kbps 19.99/mo
3.0 Mbps / 768 kbps 29.99/mo
7.1 Mbps / 768 kbps 42.99/mo

xo.com

Enterprise