If you're paying for 250 and seeing 225, that is well within the range of "up to".Thats ok - go for it! I pretty much got my question answered. I'll keep following and see if there are any nuggets I can pick up.
Some of the speed discussions so far are enlightening (and also go to the question of whether they are blowing smoke up my .... you know what)
Right now with my cable I am seeing 225 mbps upload and 5.5 mbps upload (I am paying for 250 or so). The optical provider claims they support 940 mbps up and down. Right. I'll believe it when I see it ..... but I wont see it unless I have the fiber strung to my POP...