I have a hybrid (variable speed) mobile broadband connection that keeps changing the download/upload speeds based on location and time-of-day. So, the netspeed-applet in the previous versions of Ubuntu panel was very useful to get a live feel while running any Internet based application.
But there doesn't seem to be anything to indicate the broadband connection speed in the Ubuntu 11.10 Unity panel. Can anyone please guide me to get this type of indicator? And, no, gnome-panel or the classic-fallback that many people suggest is not a solution! I am very comfortable with Unity as I can see where this is leading - a tablet friendly Ubuntu!