[ Thanks to kiterunner for this link.
“If you have ever wished for a much more faster
software downloads in Ubuntu, well, apt-fast could possibly make
your wishes come true. Apt-fast is a simple bash script that
accelerates apt-get download speeds coinsiderably.
“Apt-fast and Axel
“Apt-fast is a simple command line utility that can make
installation and upgrading of softwares in Ubuntu/Debian much
faster. Apt-fast make use of Axel app which accelerates HTTP/FTP
downloads by using multiple sources for one file. Author claims
that, apt-fast could make your installations and upgrades up to 26x