Unfortunatly, I dont think it is any faster...just made to look that way. I might be wrong about this, but I think they changed how the download speed is displayed. It went from MBytes/s to Mbits/s. Ex: I downloaded the original game file at .55MB/s, and now I am downloading the patch at 4.4Mb/s, this is essentially the same speed. They probably changed the display to make ppl think they are getting higher rates of download...when really nothing has changed.
@Ziggy its all ways been in format for me, i only just got the game off steam last night.
When i was only getting 1.3/2.2 ish time left was like 8/10 hrs. When it was 10.0+ the time left was around 1hr 40 to 2hr