upload speed question-FTP vs test

this isn't necessarily specific to SmartFTP, but can anyone tell me why FTP speeds are sooooo slow compared to benchmarks. For instance, I have Fiber Optic internet, and have upload speeds of around 2mps. However, using SmartFTP, I can only upload at around 150-250kps.

Is the FTP architecture just slow, is my ISP throttling me, or is it something else???

Just been wondering about this.


that was an easy answer....almost everything is listed in bits (makes everything sound faster than it is), that I didn't notice SmartFTP is in bytes. Thanks for your help