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Microsoft Has a Wacky Idea of Connectivity

So I have to download the Macintosh Office 98 Patch for MacOS 8.5 today. My on-continent choices are Chicago, Washington, D. C., or California.

Estimated download time from Chicago: 2 hours, 42 minutes.
Estimated download time from Washington, D. C.: 14 hours, 9 minutes.
Estimated download time from California: 6 hours, 21 minutes.
Actual download time from Australia: 1 minute, 12 seconds.

This is just wrong.