Upload speed: ~340 kbps
Download speed: ~775 kbps on average (about 15 times faster than dialup)
Latency (PING): ~800 ms (4 times the delay of dialup!)
I was able to load MSNBC in 42 seconds on my dialup connection. It took 11 seconds via satellite. The psychological effect of the inherent delay is interesting: you don't get feedback as quickly as you do over dialup, but the page does in fact load faster overall once it gets going. Yet somehow, it feels slower, even when I was timing it. Not surprising, given my experience with satellite and IP telephony, but weird nonetheless.