See my original post below. I'll leave it intact for other noobs like me.
Is anyone else having the same problem? Or am I just unlucky? I joined three separate servers and on all of them it seems like I was only getting updated every 3 seconds. This is not framerate lag just internet lag.
I did a net_stats just out of curiosity and my ping will be around 100-200 ms and then it will jump to around 900-1000 ms.