Originally Posted by cascade9
Could be a slow PPA server, or a slow connection from the PPA location to your location, and nothing to do your your connection or software.
It might help to list your location and the PPAs that run fast and slow.
Location is Denver Co
The down load speeds seem to be for everything from PPA's.
This Sunday morning update for 12.04 Beta were much slower 1.3 to 2.4 Kbs.