The community and news pages are graphics-heavy. This is not likely to change much - Impulse is primarily used by people willing to download software, and so we have designed it for those with broadband connections. However, there's no good excuse for slowness, and there are certainly things that we can do to improve the performance on the server side. I'll have a chat with the people concerned about that.
Terrific news. I have dsl lite and the transfer rate is 12-22kbs.(It has dropped into the bps range)
I've been on my isp's ass for the last three days,trying to fix this.All sites are that bad,though,not just WC or Impulse,and only with downloads,not the rest of the site.Any help from anywhere will be greatly appreciated.This is the fastest connection I can afford right now.