You know that new host that was supposedly going to provide better connections and transfer speeds for all the media content of Giant Bomb? It sucks, its the same host (akamai) that the PSN uses for its content delivery and we all know how everyone thinks of it's transfer speeds.
Ever since rolling over to the new host, I've had nothing but problems with video downloads and having a reliable download speed, but now I can't even download a 90MB mp3 in a reasonable time! I SHOULD NOT have to wait 30 minutes for a podcast to download, currently I'm getting 30KB/s on downloading the newest podcast! What is this 2001?!
These connection issues are not a problem that is isolated to my home internet connection, on my college's Internet2 (only 2-3 hops to giant bomb's host provider) network connection I rarely seen download speeds above 2MB/s while I was getting 5MB/s+ when GB was hosted off the AWS servers!
Update: I've done some tests over my college network, still getting only 1.3-2.0 MBp/s at most...
Tracing route to a1189.g2.akamai.net [220.127.116.11]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 10.2.255.253
2 1 ms 1 ms <1 ms 18.104.22.168
3 6 ms 2 ms 2 ms r-greenbay-hub-ge-1-0-0-679.wiscnet.net [22.214.171.124]
4 5 ms 5 ms 5 ms r-uwmadison-isp-xe-8-1-0-3983.wiscnet.net [126.96.36.199]
5 6 ms 5 ms 6 ms 188.8.131.52
SWITCH TO A DIFFERENT NETWORK HOST, Akamai is a joke compared to other content distributors!