I'm trying to download data from the SHHS. However my download speeds are very slow - around .05 Mb/s, despite my 40Mb/s internet connection. Is this normal? It seems to be much slower when downloading lots of small files, and also seems to slow down as more files are downloaded. I'm using the nsrr gem.
I'm attempting to download the data whilst located in Austria. Could that be a cause of the problem?