...but the problem is a limitation of the download web site. I am getting 24KB through an 80Mbps Verizon account.
I tend to agree with devnuller - my speeds to my own sites hosted on fasthosts have returned to normal - after 2 weeks of very slow or completely stalled loading. And it seems that checkerboard can access his french auto site fine now as well. Have you tried connecting through another isp recently to test the download onto your own computer since some of the problems have been repaired? Could it be the particular site you are accessing that may also have some problems as well?