I did a speed test of my internet connections.
The first is on my iMac at home with my cable modum and a wireless router.
The second is with my old Compaq laptop hooked up to my Moto Q phone with a USB cable and the phone connecting to Verizon's wireless network.
The cable modem is 10.4 time faster on the download and 4.8 times faster on the upload. Quite a difference.