Oh dear. Today as part of the new discounts I purchased licenses for Cubase Pro 11 and Elements 11 (Elements doesn’t need a stupid dongle so I use that on my laptop).
Download speed is diabolical. I have a gigabit internet connection and get around 30 kilobytes a second which is ridiculous.
It appears that the hosting company uses a throttling mechanism that allows a certain amount of data before applying the throttle (a common mechanism in proxying firewalls).
So my sysadmin protip - wait for the download to devolve into double digits then hit ‘Pause’ then immediately hit ‘Continue’ - your download should at least revert into almost half a megabyte a second - at least for for a short while. Repeat this process if you need to speed things up.