If I go into software and updates to find the fastest local server to my location, I select UK on the Ubuntu Software tab, I select the download from dropdown, select other, and select best server. A message is then received warning me that a load of tests will be carried out to determine the best repository for the UK. I then wait an age before the result of the tests is presented, as below:
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This would seem to suggest that Austria is the best server for me, which I find very hard to believe?
Can others please try the test and see what it turns up for them please?