Could Wikipedia be to slow to load in many countries?

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A bigger problem than bandwidth is latency IMHO. 13 stylesheets plus 12 external scripts is a lot of roundtrips. I'm in Australia with a fast ADSL connection, and on an empty cache it can often take 5 seconds or more for the page to start displaying. Mobile networks and PSTN modems add additional latency.

TRS-8018:17, 11 April 2010