I have always found Fozzy.com to be fast and efficient. I have to give credit to this host they take their customers first and go extra miles to fix anything for you even if it is caused by your negligence. They just want to keep you happy.
Speed connectivity is really fast from all server connections - I like it very much. I like their Litespeed server.
Their rates are really affordable and you really should take a look at them if you want to create a site or transfer from an old host!