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My download from Steam is very slow. Can’t it go faster?
Posted by on 08 July 2015 11:49 AM

The speed at which your download from Steam is delivered depends upon a number of factors. The most dominate of these is your internet connection speed. Your internet service provider can advise you how to increase you internet connection speed.

The second factor which effects your download speed is the demand upon the Steam servers. During high demand periods such as sale or holidays the servers may be running slower than normal. Try to avoid peak times whenever possible.

It may be possible to increase your download speed from Steam by changing which Steam server you are connected to. To do this follow the instructions in this guide which also contains useful information for increasing download speeds:

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9498-WPDF-3220

Information about Steam Downtime and Server Maintenance can be found here:

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7366-ETYS-5919