Installing new packages on my recently installed Ubuntu machine is slow. Fetching apt headers even took me more than three minutes because they are downloaded at ~20kB/s – in my case from
at.archive.ubuntu.com – not to mention the actual packages themselves, which are much larger.
Is this considered normal in the days after a major version release?
What can I do to speed up my downloads? Can I switch to another mirror? Does that even pay off?
Or should I wait with the downloads until the big hype has cooled down?