I was using pacman to update my Arch Linux Desktop this morning. As it was downloading OpenOffice, I was shocked to see how fast the downloads were. The average was roughly in the low 200s KB/s but I would see short spikes to 600 KB/S and then to 700 KB/s. It went has high as 1100 KB/s which was something I had not seen for a couple years.
I headed to Speakeasy which tested my current download speeds at 1717 kb/s on the Seattle server.
Sometimes you can get these early morning spikes for bandwidth. The best times are normally between 6-8 AM on weekdays when everybody begins to head to work 🙂
OpenOffice ended up downloading in less 3 minutes, the whole binary package. That never happens very often here.
I think this could be a small sign that the internet infracture may be getting better here. Then again, I have said that many times in the past 🙂