Blazing fast upload at the library
In most home and business DSL or cable configs, the download bandwith is reasonably fat (2-3 MBps), at least fatter than a T1. However, uploads are typically quite weak. I found the (non-university) place to upload data, the Mountain View library: a zippy 5 Mbps to San Jose! Surprisingly asymmetric in the opposite way, this is where you might go if you need to upload your home videos to YouTube, or send data to a co-location facility. It makes sense, since most of the users are pulling data down, rather than pushing data up.
The trip to NY is a bit weaker...
But not bad to LA.