Homebrew installation speeds are running at Kib/s


Expert Member
Mar 18, 2010
Hey all.

So I am trying my hand at full stack web dev, starting from 0 experience with any of the frameworks, or HTML and CSS.

I am following the Odin Projects curriculum, and I am trying to install Homebrew. It is crazy slow and keeps terminating the download.

I pinged github and I am getting 500ms - 1100ms responses. Is this the norm for us South Africans? All other Int websites and servers are just under 100ms for me.

My connection is stable with others, but lose a few packets here and there with github for some reason. Github states it's my end and not theirs.

Anyone know a workaround, or if I just have to keep trying? 768596


Expert Member
May 13, 2011
Two underseas cables are currently broken, which are in use by most if not all our ISPs..

This is affecting all international traffic, like GitHub and I imagine most repositories used by HomeBrew as well..

Until that is fixed or your ISP manages to find a suitable alternative for international traffic, expect slow speeds until the cables are fixed..