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I'm looking for Ubuntu mirror that is hosted on Akamai CDN.

In my country, average Internet speed is 128 kbps. With this speed it is very difficult to update Ubuntu and install software.

However with my ISP I can get high speed (1mbps) speed from CDNs like Akamai.

Earlier, in software sources -> Mirror List -> Select best server, was picked. It had worked pretty good.(more than 3 mbps). Now is picked. But neither of the mirror has any better speed now.

So I was wondering if there are some mirrors that are hosted on CDNs like Akamai so that I can enter it manually. Or if there are some other tools like "Select best server" so that I can try them as well.

BTW we had local mirror called, but the company doesn't exist anymore.

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I was going to suggest but this is limited to 128 Kbps by its owner. – Oli Feb 27 '12 at 11:34
Yeah, then also its redirected to main canonical servers. – roxan Feb 28 '12 at 0:39
I suggest to use with speed of 1mbps. Further information can be found in – TheKojuEffect Jan 28 '13 at 14:12
Yeah, but this also stopped working. – roxan Jan 29 '13 at 3:29
akamai ... - isn't it University of Cambridge ?! – dschinn1001 Sep 16 '15 at 6:07
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To my knowledge there isn't an Akamai-hosted version of the repos. I think that probably has something to do with the amount they charge and that most mirrors are organised through donated disk space and bandwidth.

You might do well to ask your local Loco what they're using. There is also a Facebook group that should be able to help you out:

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Yes, the cost of hosting on Akamai makes sense. Never thought of it. – roxan Feb 28 '12 at 0:40

You can try the regional Amazon S3 mirrors, for Nepal I would give the singapore one a shot:

I don't think they're Akamai based but I know they do some sort of CDN-like things, worth a shot.

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Unfortunately no luck. – roxan Feb 28 '12 at 8:41

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