I usually get about 2-4 MB/s when downloading on steam. I found a link to some game and player stats through steam which shows a global map and some stats on traffic per region.
So I switched my region from Canada to Mexico and went from 3MB/s to 11.1MB/s!! Went from an estimated 4.5hours download time to 1hr 20min.
Here is the link to the traffic data: https://store.steampowered.com/stats/content
Here is how to change your server region in Steam:
1: Click on "Steam" menu tab in the top left-hand corner of steam.
2: Click on "Settings".
3 Click on "Downloads" to get into the downloads menu.
4: Select "Download region" dropdown menu and click on whichever region will give you the best download speeds according to the map in the link I provided.
5: Click "Ok" at bottom of menu.
6: Restart steam app.
7: Hopefully enjoy much better download speeds like I am!!
I could never figure out why my dl speeds were so low. I would turn off as many devices I could, used a direct connection but never helped much. Turns out it is because there is too much traffic on my local Steam server. Hope this works for everyone. Post your results if you try this.
**You may have to try out a few diff regions before you get better results. I only had to switch once though.